The Senate confirmed five candidates for members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board on Tuesday.
This followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, chaired by Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari (APC, Kaduna).
President Muhammadu Buhari had, in a letter dated September 17, 2021, asked the Red Chamber to confirm the appointments of the Secretary and Board members of EFCC.
Those confirmed on Tuesday include Gorge Abang Ekungu, Secretary (Cross River); Luqman Muhammed (Edo); Anumba Adaeze (Enugu); Alh. Kola Raheem Adesina (Kwara); and Alh. Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe).
Senator Kwari, in his presentation, said the nominees while appearing before the panel for screening, responded to questions posed by members on how they would contribute to achieving the Commission’s mandate.
He added that the committee after securitizing their credentials was satisfied that the nominees have the requisite experience, integrity, professional competence, and industry to discharge the functions for which they were nominated.
He said there was no adverse security report or petitions against any of them.