JUST IN: EFCC Chairman, Magu appoints new spokesperson

Acting Chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has appointed a new spokesman for the anti-graft agency.

In a statement on Tuesday, Magu announced Dele Oyewale as the new mouthpiece of the commission and as the substantive head of the Media and Publicity Unit of the agency.

Former spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren has since been redeployed, while Tony Orilade, who acted as the spokesperson has also been reassigned to lead the public interface unit.

A brief history of the new EFCC spokesperson

Oyewale worked as a reporter at Independent Communications Limited, publishers of TheNEWS and TEMPO magazines as well as PM NEWS.

In 2001, he moved to TELL Magazine, where he quickly rose to the rank of assistant editor.

He later worked at BroadStreet Journal, a business-focused publication also published by TELL Communications, winning a string of awards and becoming one of the country’s leading business journalists.

In 2006, he joined the public affairs directorate of the EFCC. He was Zonal Head, Public Affairs Directorate of the Commission in both Lagos and Port Harcourt and Acting Head, Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit of the EFCC.

The new spokesperson holds a Bachelors degree in Geography from the University of Ilorin and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

Oyewale is married and blessed with children.

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