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Corruption War: Lamorde Gets Senate’s Nod As EFCC Chair

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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Ibrahim Lamorde, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as the substantive Chairman. Lamorde’s name had been sent to the Senate by the President in order to have him screened for the position.

Prior to his confirmation, Lamorde had served as the Director of Operations in the EFCC. He was first appointed as the Acting Chairman of the EFCC in January, 2008 after the exit of Malam Nuhu Ribadu. He later handed over to Mrs Faridah Waziri who was the Chairman of the Commission between May 2008 and 2011. He was posted to Ningi in Bauchi State after Waziri assumed duties but was restored to his position in the EFCC as Director of Operations in 2010. After Waziri was sacked in November 2011, Lamorde assumed duties again as Acting Chairman.

Lamorde who was born in 1962 holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and he joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1986. He served in the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigerian Police Force between 1993 and 2002.  He is an Assistant Commissioner of Police and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

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