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BREAKING: Buhari names new EFCC secretary, appoints board members after 6 years

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed George Abang Ekpungu, as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The appointment is for a fresh tenure of five years.

Umar Gwandu, spokesman to Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, made the announcement in a statement Monday night.

Buhari also appointed board members of the anti-graft agency chaired by Abdulrasheed Bawa.

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They are Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Kole Raheem Adesina (North Central) and Yahya Muhammad (North East).

The appointment is in line with Section 2 (1) and Section 4 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, 2004.

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Gwandu recalled that the “EFCC has been operating without board members since 2015”.

President Buhari has directed that all names be forwarded to the Senate for confirmation.

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