The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulkarim Chukkol, has appointed Dele Oyewale, a seasoned journalist, as the new spokesperson of the agency.
In an internal memo made public on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Oyewale replaced Wilson Uwujaren, who was redeployed to the Public Affairs of the agency as acting Director.
The new spokesperson is a thorough-bred professional who cut his teeth in journalism working his way through popular media consortium, The Independent Communications Limited whose stable comprised of The News, Tempo and PM News. He later worked in Tell Magazine.
Oyewole was honoured and awarded 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.
The appointment is with immediate effect.