By Jennifer Ugwueke
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Umar Gwandu, spokesperson of attorney-general of the federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami said the board will operate on a five-year tenure.
Names of the board members have been forwarded to the national assembly for confirmation.
A statement released by Gwandu read;
“President Buhari has appointed George Abang Ekpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for a tenure of five years.
“The appointment is for a fresh tenure of five years.
“Also appointed as board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (North Central) and Alhaji Yahya Muhammad (North East).
“These appointments are in line with Section 2 (1) and Section 4 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, 2004.
“The President has directed the forwarding of the names to the Senate for confirmation.”
The anti-graft agency has been without a board since 2015 when Buhari came into power.