House of representatives against president choosing efcc chairman.


The House of Representatives seeks to remove the power of appointing the chairman of the EFCC from the president, to be vested directly in the hands of nigerians.

This was made known at a session presided over by the speaker of the house, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, in Abuja.

The house move to strengthen the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to fight corruption by proposing fresh amendments to the EFCC Act, 2004

Under the existing provisions, the president appoints the chairman and forwards the name to the senate for approval.

But, in the new proposal, which the house described as more severe in appointing or removing the chairman, members of the public are to appoint the commission’s chairman.