Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 28 November 2018 | 1,495 times
The Nigerian Senate on November 28, 2018 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 Acting 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 travelled 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.
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.
• Sourced from a Channels TV report
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