Mr. Ola Olukoyede, the newly appointed Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), assumed office on October 19, 2023, with a clear and ambitious agenda to reposition and rejuvenate the Commission for optimal effectiveness.
Mr. Olukoyede entered the corporate headquarters of the Commission at precisely 10:45 a.m. He received an honor guard inspection and immediately proceeded to a meeting with the EFCC management team.
During this crucial meeting, the former Acting Chairman, Mr. Abdulkarim Chukkol, delivered hand-over notes to Mr. Olukoyede.
The new EFCC Chairman warmly embraced the staff and unfolded his comprehensive agenda.
Central to Olukoyede’s agenda is the pursuit of the EFCC’s mandate with even more determination. He emphasizes creating an atmosphere of transparency and accountability in governance.
One of the key aspects of his vision is a strong focus on preventive strategies in the fight against corruption.
Olukoyede believes it is more prudent to save government funds through prevention rather than spending resources on prosecution.
Olukoyede reiterates the paramount importance of adhering to the rule of law in all of the EFCC’s activities.
He emphasizes that the EFCC is established by law and that all actions must align with legal principles.
Professionalism is a core pillar of Olukoyede’s vision. He envisions the EFCC as a symbol of professionalism, ensuring that when EFCC personnel are seen, professionalism shines through.
Olukoyede’s priority is enhancing the welfare of the EFCC’s dedicated staff. He promises to build on existing efforts and improve staff rewards.
The Chairman calls for greater commitment to integrity, diligence, industry, and visionary drives in the course of professionalism. He assures staff that their resourcefulness will be recognized.
Former Acting Chairman Abdulkareem Chukkol expressed his gratitude to the staff and management for their support during his tenure. He commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for entrusting Mr. Olukoyede with the leadership of the EFCC.
The Chairman concluded his day with a tour of the EFCC’s corporate headquarters, gaining a firsthand look at the institution he is determined to reshape and rejuvenate.