The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has a new Substantive Spokesman, Head, Media and Publicity Unit. He is Dele Oyewale.
Oyewale takes over from Wilson Uwujaren, who has since been redeployed. Tony Orilade, who acted as spokesperson after Uwujaren’s departure, has also been reassigned to lead the public interface unit.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the anti graft agency, said Orilade had assumed the position of spokesman of the EFCC, on January 9, 2020 until May 4, 2020.
The statement appealed to media organisations to continue to avail the commission, their medium and professionalism in support of the fight against economic and financial crimes.
“Together, we shall build a Nigeria of our dream. God bless you,” the statement added.
A well-regarded journalist, Oyewale worked as a reporter at Independent Communications Limited, publishers of TheNEWS and TEMPO magazines as well as PM NEWS.
In 2001, he moved to TELL Magazine, where he quickly rose to the rank of assistant editor.
He later worked at BroadStreet Journal, a business-focused publication also published by TELL Communications, winning a string of awards and becoming one of the country’s leading business journalists.
In 2006, he joined the public affairs directorate of the EFCC. He was Zonal Head, Public Affairs Directorate of the Commission in both Lagos and Port Harcourt and Acting Head, Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit of the EFCC.
The new spokesperson holds a Bachelors degree in Geography from the University of Ilorin and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
Oyewale is married and blessed with children.