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Let’s stop politicising nomination, confirmation of Olukoyede as EFCC Chairman

Let's stop politicising nomination, confirmation of Olukoyede as EFCC Chairman

Let’s stop politicising nomination, confirmation of Olukoyede as EFCC Chairman

A human rights group, the Centre for Human and Socio-economic Rights (CHSR) has called on Nigerians to stop politicising nomination of Mr Ola Olukoyede as the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The President of CHSR, Mr Alex Omotehinse, in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, said that Nigerians must believe the ingenuity of President Bola Tinubu in nominating Olukoyede for Senate confirmation as EFCC Chairman.

Omotehinse said that the group was compelled, as one of the strategic, civic trench stakeholders in Nigeria, to issue the statement because of the reccent protest against the nomination of Olukoyede by Tinubu.

“Mr Olukoyede is a thorough-bred lawyer with over twenty-two (22) years experience at the Bar, worked as a regulatory compliance consultant, who specialises in compliance management, corporate intelligence, and fraud management.

“A certified fraud examiner, who has led investigations, civil litigation of fraud and financial crimes in international development projects.

“He was a member of the Fraud Advisory panel in UK and also an Harvard University trained in fraud investigations.

“Olukoyede specialises in anti-corruption research and analysis, corporate and business intelligence gathering, and processing. Also worked in the law enforcement agency for about 5-6 years.

“That is, he had garnered the cognate experience as stipulated in the EFCC establishment act as the act itself was not specific as to where the cognate experience should be,” Omotehinse said.

He commended the Nigerian Senate for turning eyes away from the grand scheme to politicise the nomination of Olukoyede by “marauders and ethnic chauvinist”.

He said that the group’s position was clearly in defence of the constitutional rights of Federal characters.

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Olukoyede as the chairman of EFCC as well as the appointment of Muhammad Hammajoda as the secretary of the anti-graft agency.

Olukoyede’s nomination by President Tinubu was confirmed by the National Assembly despite controversy and protest over his qualification for the position.

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