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EFCC Boss Appoints Oyewale As Spokesperson

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulkarim Chukkol, has appointed Nigerian journalist, Dele Oyewale, as the new spokesperson for the anti-graft agency.

The appointment of Oyewale is with immediate effect from Thursday, September 28, 2023.

In separate letters dated Thursday, September 28, Oyewale was appointed as the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, while the former spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, was redeployed as the acting Director of Public Affairs.

According to Punchng, Uwujaren confirmed the development, saying, “Yes, I’ve been appointed as the acting Director of Public Affairs for the EFCC.”

Oyewale, as a practicing journalist worked with various news outlets including The News, Tempo, PM News, and Tell Magazine.

The renowned journalis was awarded and honoured by the Nigerian Media Merit Awards as the Industry Reporter of the Year 2002 and 2003, the Business Reporter of the Year 2003 and 2005, the Aviation Reporter of the Year 2004 and 2005, and the Banking and Finance Reporter of the Year, 2005.

Oyewale holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the Nigeria Institute of Journalism.

He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Oyo State.

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