In Major Restructuring, EFCC Chairman Appoints Chief of Staff, 14 New Zonal Directors

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ola Olukoyede, has appointed Mr. Michael Nzekwe as his Chief of Staff.This is even as he also appointed zonal directors for each of the 14 zonal commands of the commission.

Nzekwe, a topnotch investigator, lawyer and former commander of the Ilorin zonal command of the EFCC, is of course one of the anti-graft commission.He had served in various departments in the commission, including the Legal and Prosecution Department, Department of Operations (now Department of Investigations), Department of Internal Affairs (now Department of Ethics and Integrity), Servicom, and Asset Forfeiture Department

A seasoned administrator, he has attended several trainings and courses at home and abroad, including the Advance Defence Intelligence Officers Course organised by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).

The appointment takes immediate effect and he has assumed duties.EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, in a statement, also said, that Olukoyede, in his restructuring and repositioning of the EFCC, equally upgraded all the zonal commands of the commission to the status of departments, with each of them headed by a director

To this effect, 14 new directors have been appointed to head each of the zonal commands. Additionally, to bolster and fortify the security architecture of the commission, the security unit of the EFCC has been upgraded to a department with a seasoned officer appointed as director, security and chief security officer.

“A new department has also been created in the executive chairman’s office and it is headed by former Makurdi zonal commander of the EFCC, Mr. Friday Ebelo who also doubles as Director and Coordinator, Special Duties at the Corporate Headquarters of the commission,” Oyewale added.Meanwhile, Olukoyede has said that the ongoing restructuring was meant for the repositioning and strengthening of the EFCC to deliver on its assigned mandate optimally

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