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Ex-rep lauds EFCC boss for imbibing rule of law 

By Guardian Nigeria
06 December 2023   |   3:49 am
Former member of the House of Representatives, Kayode Oladele, has commended the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, over policy changes he embarked upon to promote the rule of law...

EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ola Olukoyede

Former member of the House of Representatives, Kayode Oladele, has commended the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, over policy changes he embarked upon to promote the rule of law, transparency and enhance the operational efficiency at the commission.

According to the former Chairman, House Committee on Financial Crimes, from all indications, Olukoyede has started very well, adding that the recent rejig of the anti-graft agency shows that he is on course to fulfil the mandate of the commission to curb corruption and tackle insecurity for Nigeria’s economic development.

The erudite lawyer, who served as the Chief of Staff to former EFCC boss, DIG Ibrahim Lamorde (rtd), stated this during an interview with select journalists in Abuja, yesterday.

He commended President Bola Tinubu over Olukoyede’s appointment, adding that the President’s decision on the matter was a right step in the right direction.

He said: “It is instructive to note that Olukoyede had stated during his confirmation hearing before the Senate that he would be guided by the rule of law in all his activities at the commission and obey court orders.

Incidentally, he has been using the instrumentality of the law in running the agency. We must commend him for these positive steps.” On Olukoyede’s meeting with representatives of leading Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) at his office in Abuja, on Monday, Oladele encouraged him to deploy his previous experiences and exposure to rally all other anti-corruption agencies for a concerted fight against corruption.

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