Group advises President Tinubu where to pick next EFCC Chairman from
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been urged to appoint the next Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman from the Southern part of Nigeria.
The National Coordinator of the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, gave the advice, while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.
The comrade said picking the next EFCC chairman from the South-East will reflect the diversity and promote a sense of inclusivity in the country.
He said, “Nigeria is a diverse nation, with over 250 ethnic groups and a multitude of languages and cultures. It is imperative that our national institutions, such as the EFCC, reflect this diversity and promote a sense of inclusivity.
“By appointing a candidate from the South as the next EFCC Chairman, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu would be sending a powerful message of unity and demonstrating his commitment to fostering a harmonious and balanced Nigeria. This gesture would go a long way in healing past wounds and building bridges across regional divides.
“We firmly believe that there are highly capable individuals from the South who possess these qualities and are more than qualified to take on the position of EFCC Chairman. It is essential to prioritize competence over regional considerations to ensure the effectiveness and credibility of the commission.
“The appointment of the next EFCC Chairman should be based on merit, competence, and relevant experience in the field of combating economic and financial crimes. The individual chosen should possess the necessary skills and expertise to lead the institution effectively.
“HURIWA strongly urges President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to seize the opportunity to promote equity and competence by appointing a candidate from the South as the next EFCC Chairman. This step will not only address regional imbalances and promote national unity but also enhance the effectiveness and credibility of the commission. By prioritizing merit-based appointments, we can foster a stronger, more inclusive Nigeria in the fight against corruption.”