In line with his promise to reposition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde on Friday, March 9, 2012, announced the creation of three directorates. They are Directorate of Planning, Policy and Statistics; Directorate of Media and Public Affairs and the Internal Affairs Department.
Dr. David Tukura, who was hitherto Director, Training and Research Institute now EFCC Academy, becomes Director, Planning, Policy and Statistics in the newly created Directorate of Planning, Policy and Statistics.
Mr. Osita Nwajah, Assistant Director and pioneer Head of Media and Publicity, is to superintend the newly created Directorate of Media and Public Affairs as Acting Deputy Director, Media and Public Affairs. Nwajah is a 1987 University of Calabar graduate of Theatre Arts and holder of a 1995 University of Ilorin Master of Public Administration degree. He is a multiple award winning journalist, who has, among other awards in his professional bag of laurels, a 1999 CNN African Journalist of the Year award.
Mr. Mohammed Wakili is the head of the newly created Internal Affairs Department. He is expected to drive the internal cleansing process aimed at erasing the integrity deficit in the Commission, a key plank in the reform agenda of Mr. Lamorde.
An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Wakili was for many years, the Head of the Bank Fraud Section of the Commission. He also served briefly as Deputy Director of Operations between January and May 2008 when Lamorde was acting Chairman following the departure of the pioneer Chairman of EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. Until his new appointment, Wakili was Head of the Economic Governance Unit at the Commission’s headquarters.
Media & Publicity Unit
11th May, 2012.