Nigeria on Thursday got a new head of its Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
His name is Abdulkarim Chukkol and will begin work in an acting capacity.
The announcement was made through a Press Statement signed by the Spokesperson of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren.
This came less than 24 hours after Nigeria’s new President Bola Tinubu suspended the former Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa over allegations of abuse of office.
Mr. Chukkol is an alumnus of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, Quantico, the European Center of Security Studies, Germany, and also a Fellow of the War College, Nigeria.
Until his appointment, he was the Director of Operations of the Commission.
The Acting EFCC boss holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maiduguri and Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, United States, as well as Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity and Spectrum Management from the United States Telecommunication Training Institute, Washington DC, United States.