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Tinubu appoints Aliyu as ICPC’s new chairman

A file photo of Musa Adamu Aliyu. Facebook/ Sunusi Musa

‘The new Chairman of the ICPC is nominated for confirmation by the Nigerian Senate, following the President’s approval of the outgoing Chairman’s request to proceed on pre-end of tenure leave beginning on November 4, 2023, ahead of the expiration of his tenure on February 3, 2024’

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday October 17, 2023, appointed the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Jigawa State, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, as the new chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The Channelstv, which disclosed this, reported that the president also appointed Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as the secretary of the commission.

Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, said that the appointment was in exercise of the President’s powers conferred on him as established in Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

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The appointment, he explained, was “in furtherance of the Renewed Hope mandate to reform key institutions and invigorate Nigeria’s war on corruption.”

He said that it was subject to the approval of the Nigerian Senate.

His words: “The new Chairman of the ICPC is nominated for confirmation by the Nigerian Senate, following the President’s approval of the outgoing Chairman’s request to proceed on pre-end of tenure leave beginning on November 4, 2023, ahead of the expiration of his tenure on February 3, 2024.”

“The position of Secretary to the Commission does not require Senate confirmation and, therefore, by the directive of the President, the appointment of Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as Secretary of the Commission takes immediate effect.”

The President urged the new ICPC management to always be above board as they discharge their duties without fear or favour concerning all matters before them.

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