President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted a board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This is the first board of the anti-graft agency since Mr Buhari took over power in 2015, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami announced Monday evening.
Umar Gwandu, the spokesperson of Mr Malami in a statement named George Abang Ekpungu was named as the secretary of the EFCC’s newly-constituted board whose appointment is for a period of five years.
“Also appointed as Board Members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Alhaji Kole Raheem Adesina (North Central) and Alhaji Yahya Muhammad (North East),” the statement added.
“This appointment was in line with Section 2 (1) and Section 4 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, 2004.
“According to the statement EFCC has been operating without Board Members since 2015.
“President Buhari has already directed the forwarding of the names for confirmation of the Senate,” it added.