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Senate confirms appointment of new EFCC secretary

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Olanipekun Olukoyede

Toyin Subair

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed Olanipekun Olukoyede as the Secretary to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The confirmation is in accordance with Section 2(3) of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004.

Olukoyede who until today was the Chief of Staff to the EFCC Chair, Ibrahim Magu, was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 10, 2018 to replace Emmanuel Aremo, whose five-year tenure expired in July 2018.

A seasoned and erudite lawyer with several years of experience at the Bar, Olukoyede is a regulatory compliance consultant, who specialises in compliance management, corporate intelligence and fraud management. He is a certified fraud examiner who has led and managed investigation and civil litigation of fraud and financial crimes in International development project.

He is a widely traveled scholar who has attended a number of training programmes within and outside of Nigeria, focusing on fraud and corruption investigation. He also specialises in Anti-Corruption Research and Analysis, Corporate and Business Intelligence Gathering and Process.

He had his university educations at Lagos State University; University of Lagos; Institute of Arbitration ICC – Paris, France and University of Harvard (Kennedy School of Executive Education).

The new Secretary is a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel (UK) and also a member, Federal Government Technical Committee on the Repositioning of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.

He was born in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, on October 14, 1969.


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