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Senate Confirms Buhari’s Nominees For EFCC Board Members

Nigerian Senate

October 05, (THEWILL) – The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

George Abang-Ekpungu representing Cross-River was confirmed as Secretary.

Other board members are Luqman Muhammed (Edo), Anumba Adaeze (Enugu),Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (Kwara) and Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad(Yobe).

Their confirmation was sequel to a presentation and consideration of a report of the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes at plenary on Tuesday.

Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Kwari Suleiman Abdu, (APC-Kaduna ) said the nominees were screened on 27 Sept.

Kwari said the committee after scrutinising the credentials of the nominees was satisfied that they have the requisite experience, integrity and professional competence and Industry to function in the positions they were nominated for.

He said, there were no security reports and petitions against them and were consequently recommended that the Senate approves their nominations.

Presenting the report,  the Senate approved the appointments with a voice vote.