EFCC Boss, Olukoyede Bags CIFCFIN Fellowship

Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ola Olukoyede has been conferred with a fellowship of Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Investigators of Nigeria, CIFCFIN.

The Spokesperson of EFCC, Dele Oyewale who disclosed this in a statement obtained by our correspondent said the Institute’s President and Chairman, Governing Council, Dr. Ilyasu Gashinbaki made the conferment in Abuja on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

He said Gashinbaki disclosed that the fellowship was only conferred on persons the Institute considers worthy in character and professional calling “and reserved for people of distinction.”

Gashinbaki said“On this note therefore, by the powers conferred on me as the President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Investigators of Nigeria, I, Dr. Ilyasu Gashinbaki, confer on you, the fellowship of the Institute as a fellow, Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Investigators of Nigeria.”

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Gashinbaki also lauded the EFCC boss on his strides in tackling the current foreign exchange crisis in the country urging him to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book irrespective of social status.

He said, “As the steps are reinforced, we want to call on the Commission to ensure that everyone that is involved, the high and the mighty, the politicians and the banks are called to order so that our country is not destroyed. ”

Responding, Olukoyede while thanking the Institute for the honour done on him promised to abide by the rules and regulations governing it.

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He also expressed the good intentions and genuine commitment of President Bola Tinubu to grow the economy, maintaining that the government’s best efforts would not be allowed to be thwarted by saboteurs .

Speaking on the foreign exchange, Olukoyede noted that the country’s foreign exchange rates rather than being driven by market forces are now being determined by forces of speculation. He called on Nigerians to support every effort being made to sanitise and strengthen the economy.

“Nigerians should be more patriotic. Somebody who gets fish from the river, dries it within the country will tell you that it is the dollar that made him or her increase the price. More than 90 per cent of the raw materials for cement is derived in Nigeria. I think we all need to be more patriotic and join hands together to grow the economy”, he said.