BREAKING: Buhari reportedly replaces Magu with Bala Ciroma As EFCC Boss

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The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma has reportedly been appointed to replace the suspended Ibrahim Magu as the new Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Who is Bala Ciroma?

Ciroma joined the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990 with the rank of Superintendent of Police.

Before his new assignment as Commissioner of Police in Plateau State, he was serving as the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Abuja. He has received endorsements for Criminal Investigation on his LinkedIn profile.

Ciroma has been Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, FCT Command, has also served as Head of Operations, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.


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As of 2016, he was a member of the Police Service Commission (PSC) that promoted four Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police.

Also in 2016, he was a member of a Police committee inaugurated by the IGP to review the Nigeria Police investment companies and subsidiaries, and produce a white paper within a month.

The investments were: the Nigeria Police Cooperative, the NPF Pensions Ltd, the Police Property Development and Construction Company, the Police Microfinance Bank, the Police Health Maintenance and the NPF Mortgage Bank.

A Muslim and native of Yobe, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Maiduguri in 1988.


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