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Senate confirms Pastor Olukoyede as EFCC Chairman

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The Senate in Nigeria has confirmed Pastor Ola Olukoyede as the Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Senate also confirmed Muhammad Hammajoda as the Secretary of the EFCC and Halima Shehu as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA).

The nominees were confirmed after they were screened by the Senators.

The new EFCC boss responded to questions from the senators in their respective fields and on issues they were appointed to handle by President Bola Tinubu.

Olukoyede, a Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, was named acting chairman of the EFCC months after Abdulrasheed Bawa, former boss of the anti-graft agency, was suspended by the Nigerian president.

During the screening and confirmation, Olukoyede noted that several Nigerian institutions and systems had been overwhelmed by financial crisis and he is committed to putting a stop to it without fear or favor and in accordance with the law.

He added that he will prioritise prevention over enforcement.

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