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Ola Olukoyede: Here Are 7 Facts About New EFCC Chairman

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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Ola Olukoyede as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was disclosed by Tinubu’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale on Thursday.

According to Ngelale, Olukoyede’s appointment is for a renewable term of four years in the first instance, pending Senate confirmation.

Here are seven things to know about the new EFCC chairman

1. Ola Olukoyede was born in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti, on October 14, 1969.

2. He is a lawyer with over twenty-two (22) years of experience.

3. He had his university education at Lagos State University; University of Lagos; Institute of Arbitration ICC – Paris, France and University of Harvard (Kennedy School of Executive Education).

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4. He has served as a regulatory compliance consultant and specialist in fraud management and corporate intelligence.

5. Prior to his recent appointment, Olukoyede was EFCC Secretary and also served as Chief of Staff to former EFCC Chair, Ibrahim Magu during Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

6. The erudite lawyer is a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel (UK) and also a member, Federal Government Technical Committee on the Repositioning of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.

7. He has previously served as Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman (2016-2018)


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