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Buhari Appoints George Ekpungu As EFCC Secretary



President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. George Ekpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, one of the country’s anti-graft agencies.

Ekpungu is a lawyer from Cross River state. He was the former Commissioner for New Cities.

President Buhari also appointed the Board Members of the EFCC to include; Luqman Muhammad, from Southern Nigeria, Anumba Adaeze, South East, Mr. Kole Raheem Adesina, North Central and Mr. Yahya Muhammad from North East.

A statement from the office of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami said, “the appointment was in line with Section 2 (1) and Section 4 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, 2004”

According to the statement, the EFCC has been operating without Board Members since 2015.

“President Buhari has already directed the names be forwarded to the Senate for confirmation,” the statement added.

The appointment is for a fresh tenure of five years.

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