FBI Reacts to Tinubu's Appointment of Olukoyede as EFCC Chairman

FBI Reacts to Tinubu's Appointment of Olukoyede as EFCC Chairman

  • The US FBI has said that the appointment of Ola Olukoyode as the chairman of the EFCC by President Bola Tinubu
  • Jack Smith, the legal attaché of the American FBI in Nigeria, made the remarks during his courtesy visit to the office of EFCC on Wednesday
  • Smith said he did background research about Olukoyede and discovered that he deserved the appointment

Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - The United State's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has commended the appointment of Ola Olukoyode as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Bola Tinubu.

According to a tweet by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, November 22, Jack Smith, the legal attaché of the American FBI in Nigeria, made the commendation during his courtesy visit to the headquarters of the commission on Wednesday.

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FBI commends appointment of Olukoyede as EFCC chairman Photo Credit: EFCC Nigeria
Source: Twitter

Smith said his personal efforts in the research about the new chairman of the commission, Olukoyode, has impressive credentials to head the EFCC.

"I came to congratulate you on your appointment. I did my homework and research and discovered that your appointment is right.”

Why FBI commends Olukoyode as EFCC chairman

The FBI expressed confidence in the EFCC's new agenda to reform and refocus, adding that it would move the anti-corruption campaign of the anti-graft agency to a greater height.

On his part, Olukoyede expressed gratitude for the visit and explained that the relationship between Nigeria and the FBI has been existing before the EFCC was established.

He stressed that the agenda to reform the commission was not new, but a representation of more effective ways to achieve the mandate of the commission. According to Olukoyede, defining the focus of the EFCC properly is very important for the anti-corruption campaign.

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EFCC lists personality, other considerations for arrest, bail in new guidelines

Legit.ng earlier reported that the EFCC said it has reviewed its mode of operation, adding that the personality of suspects would now be considered before seizing their international passports.

According to the new mode of operation, officers of the agency have been barred from demanding the professional certificate of sureties.

The anti-graft agency noted that the development was to ensure that the EFCC operated in line with the constitution and the international best practice.

Source: Legit.ng

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