President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted the first board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in six years.
Spokesperson of attorney-general of the federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami – Umar Gwandu, said the board will operate on a five-year tenure, whilst adding that the names of the board members have been forwarded to the national assembly for official confirmation.
An official statement released by Gwandu read;
“President Buhari has appointed George Abang Ekpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for a tenure of five years.
“The appointment is for a fresh tenure of five years.
“Also appointed as board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (North Central) and Alhaji Yahya Muhammad (North East).
“These appointments are in line with Section 2 (1) and Section 4 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, 2004.
“The President has directed the forwarding of the names to the Senate for confirmation.”
As at 2015 When president Buhari came into power, the anti-graft agency has been without a board.