Shake-up in EFCC as Olukoyede appoints chief of staff, 14 directors

Friday Ajagunna
Friday Ajagunna
Michael Nzekwe

Ola Olukoyede, chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has appointed Michael Nzekwe as his chief of staff.

As part of a restructuring drive, Olukoyede upgraded all the zonal commands of the EFCC to departments and appointed 14 new directors.

A statement by Dele Oyewale, EFCC spokesperson, said the security unit of the agency has been upgraded to a department with a chief security officer at the helm.

“To this effect, 14 new directors have been appointed to head each of the zonal commands. Additionally, to bolster and fortify the security architecture of the commission, the security unit of the EFCC has been upgraded to a department with a seasoned officer appointed as director, security, and chief security officer.

“A new department has also been created in the executive chairman’s office, and it is headed by former Makurdi zonal commander of the EFCC, Friday Ebelo who also doubles as director and coordinator, special duties at the corporate headquarters of the commission,” Oyewale said.

Nzekwe was the commander of the Ilorin zonal command and a course one officer.

Nzekwe, a lawyer and an investigator, has served in various departments in the anti-graft agency, including legal and prosecution, operations (now the department of investigations), internal affairs (now the department of ethics and integrity), Servicom, and asset forfeiture.

The new chief of staff has attended trainings and courses at home and abroad, including the Advance Defence Intelligence Officers Course organised by Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).

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