President Goodluck Jonathan written to the Senate asking it to approve Ibrahim Larmode as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The president, in a letter to the senate on Thursday, asked for the confirmation in accordance with the law establishing the commission.
Mr. Lamorde, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), when confirmed, would head the commission after serving in acting capacity twice.
Mr. Larmode, who worked closely with former chair Nuhu Ribadu, acted as chairman of the commission after Mr. Ribadu was sacked in 2007, prior to the appointment of Farida Waziri.
Mr. Larmode, 48, has worked for the EFCC since its inception first as director of operations and later as acting chairman.
Before joining the EFCC in 2005, Mr. Lamorde was a pioneer officer of the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police created in 1993.
He was deployed from the SFU to Ermera District of East Timor of the United Nations Mission as Chief Investigation Officer of Police where he served creditably, between 2000 and 2001.
He was Divisional Police Officer, Ojo, Ibadan, Oyo State, but was shortly deployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, from where he was posted to the EFCC as pioneer Director of Operations.
The senate is expected to confirm his appointment in two weeks.