Nigerian senate confirms new EFCC board members

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday approved a report by its Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes for the confirmation of nominees to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s board of directors (EFCC).

Senators who contributed praised the Committee for conducting a thorough investigation of the nominees after the report was read aloud by the Committee Chairman, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari, who also represented Kaduna North Senatorial District.

Senator Jibrin Barau expressed his support for the report, citing the lack of controversy surrounding any of the nominees.

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Before the open debate, the Chairman of the Committee stated that the nominees were made available and thoroughly scrutinized in accordance with the Committee’s mandate, and he urged Senators to approve the nominees.

“That the Senate receive and consider the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes report on the confirmation of the nominees,” he said.

Following contributions on the need for the EFCC to have a board in place to strengthen the agency’s activities, Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege put the report to a vote, and it was passed.

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