10 Things to Know About the New EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede

President Bola Tinubu approved Mr. Ola Olukoyede’s appointment as Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for a four-year term in the first instance on Thursday, subject to Senate confirmation.

This comes nearly four months after Tinubu suspended Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, the former chairman of the anti-graft agency.

“Mr. Olukayode’s appointment follows the resignation of the suspended Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa,” a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, read on Thursday.

In this piece, PUNCH highlights 10 things to know about Olukoyede:

1. Olukoyede was born on October 14, 1969.

2.. Olukoyede is a native of Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

3. He had his university education at the Lagos State University; University of Lagos; Institute of Arbitration, France and the Kennedy School of Executive Education, University of Harvard, United States.

4.. The Ekiti State-born EFCC chairman was a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel, United Kingdom.

5. Olukoyede is a lawyer with over 22 years of experience as a regulatory compliance consultant and specialist in fraud management and corporate intelligence.

6. Olukoyede worked at the law firm of former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo before joining the EFCC.

7. At the EFCC, Olukoyede previously served as the Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman, Ibrahim Magu (2016-2018)

8. He served as the Secretary of the anti-graft agency between 2018 and 2023.

9. Findings also reveal that he is a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of Refuge, Lagos Province 12, Shasha, Lagos State.

10. He’s a member of the Federal Government Technical Committee on the Repositioning of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.

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