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BREAKING: President Tinubu Appoints Retired AIG as Substantive EFCC Chairman

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Rtd AIG Hakeem Odumosu as the Substantive Chairman of EFCC.

The approval is however subject to his Confirmation by the Senate.

Mr Odumosu, nicknamed “Tango One” for his skill in flushing out criminals, served as first chairperson of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Taskforce) and also the Commander of the State-funded Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

He holds a Law degree, two Master’s degrees and Diploma certificates.

Before his retirement from the police force, he served in several states across the country. In Lagos, he served as operations officer in Isokoko division, Agege; Ketu division; Satellite division; and Area ‘d’ command, Mushin. He also served as chairman of Lagos state task force on environmental and special offences, governor’s offiice, Alausa, Ikeja, among others.

He also served in various capacities in other states including Edo, Ogun, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, as well as the federal capital territory, Abuja.

During his service years, he won various local and international awards for his commitment to enhancing peace and security in the various places he found himself.

He was awarded by several bodies, organisations and grounds including Lions International; Batco Mandate Group; West African Student Union (WASU); Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria; Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria; Island Club; Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria; Junior Chamber International; as well as the Lagos state police command, among others.

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