The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has appointed Dele Oyewale, as the new Spokesperson for the Commission.
Magu named Oyewale as the Spokesperson for the Commission, as well as the Substantive Head of the Commission’s Media and Publicity Unit.
He succeeds Wilson Uwujaren, who has since been redeployed.
A well-regarded Journalist, Oyewale worked as a Reporter at Independent Communications Limited, Publishers of The NEWS 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 Broad Street 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’s degree in Business Administration, from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
Oyewale is married and blessed with children.