President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde as the Acting Chairman/Chief Executive of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati who made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, November 22 said that Lamorde will remain in acting capacity pending the confirmation by the Senate.
He noted that by the appointment of Lamorde which takes immediate effect, Waziri is effectively relieved of her appointment.
“The appointment takes immediate effect, and effectively relieves Mrs. Farida Waziri of her position as EFCC Chairman. Mrs. Waziri was appointed EFCC Chairman by Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on May 18, 2008 and confirmed by the Senate on May 27, 2008,” the statement stated.
Mr. Lamorde, an officer of the Nigeria Police, was, until this appointment the Director of Operations of the EFCC. He was also Ag. Chairman of the EFCC before Mrs. Waziri assumed duty at the Commission.