Senate receives Buhari's request to confirm EFCC board members

The president has forwarded five names to the Senate.

President Muhammadu Buhari (left) with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan (right) [Presidency]

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm appointment of Secretary and Board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The request was contained in a letter, dated September 17, and read during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Buhari explained that the request for the confirmation of the nominees was in accordance with the provision of Section 2(1) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act, 2004.

Those to be confirmed include George Ekpungu, Secretary (Cross River); Luqman Muhammed (Edo); Anumba Adaeze (Enugu); Alhaji Kola Adesina (Kwara); and Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe).

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