Senate confirms Olanipekun as EFCC secretary

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The Senate finally confirmed the appointment of Olanipekun Olukoyede as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Despite disagreement among members of the Senate Committee on Anti -Corruptionn
It could be recalled that the unresolved disagreement among the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption had on Tuesday halted the confirmation of Olukoyede.
The crisis among the Committee members was blown open on Tuesday as both Senator Isa Misau and Senator Dino Melaye kicked against the confirmation of Olukoyede as EFCC scribe.
However, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, overruled the aggrieved lawmakers who accused the Chairman of the Committee, Chukwuka Utazi, of ignoring series of petitions written against the nominee..
Olukoyede, an indigene of Ekiti State, who is the current Chief of Staff to the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, was nominated as Secretary to the Commission in a letter by President Buhari, dated September 10, 2018, and addressed to Saraki.
After reading the letter during plenary on October 3, 2018, the request was referred to the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes to screen the nominee and report back to the Chamber for confirmation or otherwise.

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