Nuhu Ribadu is a Nigerian police officer, a lawyer, the pioneer Executive Chairman of Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and a politician.
Ribadu was born on November 21st, 1960 in Yola, Adamawa state, Nigeria.
He studied las at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna state from 1980 to 1983.
After receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1983 a year after attending the Nigerian Law School, he was called to the Bar in 1984.
He earned his Master of Laws degree from the same institution.
Ribadu is a TED Fellow and Senior Fellow in St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, UK.
Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo, appointed Ribadu as the Chairman of EFCC in 2003 and re-appointed him in 2007.
As the EFCC chairman, Ribadu helped in the de-listing of Nigeria from the FATF List of Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories, admission into the prestigious Egmont Group and withdrawal of the US Treasury FINCEN Advisory on Nigeria.
Ribadu was the Presidential candidates of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) during the 2011 Nigeria general elections.
On 15th April 2008, Ribadu received the World Bank’s 2008 Jit Gill Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service.