President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abang Ekpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
On monday, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, made the announcement.
Aside the appointment of Abang, as the Secretary, other board members include; Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (North Central) and Alhaji Yahya Muhammad (North East).
The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has appointed George Abang Ekpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“This appointment was in line with Section 2 (1) and Section 4 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, 2004.
“The EFCC has been operating without board members since 2015. President Buhari has already directed the forwarding the names for confirmation of the Senate.”
The appointment is for a tenure of five years.