The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of the Executive Secretary along with other board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). ayokinews.com reports
The EFCC board confirmation was followed after a submission of a consideration report by the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, during the Tuesday plenary at the National Assembly in Abuja (FCT).
The Senate confirmed George Abang Ekpungu (Executive Secretary), Luqman Muhammed (Edo), Anumba Adaeze (Enugu), Kola Adeshina (Kwara) and Yahaya Mohammed (Yobe) as members of the EFCC board.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, had earlier on September 21, submitted the names of his nominees for the EFCC board to the senate for approval.
In a letter addressed to the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari, stated that the nomination was in accordance to Section 2 of the establishing Act of the anti-graft agency and is subjected to ratification from the Senate.
“In accordance with the provision of Section 2 (1) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) (Establishment) Act 2004, I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate the under listed nominees as Board Members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,” President Buhari said.