Friday, 29 October 2021

Finally Ekpungu Resumes As EFCC Secretary

George Abang Ekpungu is said to have resumed as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Cross River born legal Practitioner is resuming work about three months after he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in line with the EFCC act and was subsequently confirmed by the Senate despite a petition allegedly masterminded by allies of his former principal, Governor Ben Ayade.

Ekpungu's resumption was confirmed bu the commission in its verified Facebook page on Wednesday. The statement reads thus; "The new Secretary to the EFCC, Dr. George Ekpungu today, Wednesday October 27, 2021 formally assumed office."

"Welcoming him to the headquarters of the Commission at Jabi, Abuja, the Executive Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa expressed delight that Ekpungu is coming on board at a time of fundamental reforms at the EFCC, noting that the Commission, over the last few months, had reviewed and adopted a number of policy documents geared towards improving its efficiency and effectiveness," the commission said.

Ekpungu who served as Commissioner for New Cities Development under Mr. Ayade for three years will now serve as head of EFCC's secretariat and will be responsible for the administration of the secretariat while the keeping of the books and records of the commission for a term of five years. This is in accordance with Section 8(2) of the EFCC Act.