EFCC chairman names Chief of Staff, new zonal directors

Mr. Michael Nzekwe has been appointed as the Chief of Staff to the executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ola Olukoyede.

The EFCC boss also appointed zonal directors for each of the 14 zonal commands of the commission.

Nzekwe, a top notch investigator, lawyer and former commander of the Ilorin zonal command of the EFCC, is a course one officer of the commission.

He has served in various departments in the Commission, including 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 home and abroad, including the Advance Defence Intelligence Officers Course organised by Defence Intel Agency (DIA).

This was disclosed by the EFCC spokesman Dele Oyewale in a statement which confirmed that the Nzekwe’s appointment takes immediate effect.

Oyewale also said, 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.

Part of the statement reads, “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.”