Tinubu names new ICPC boss, seeks Senate confirmation

President Bola Tinubu has announced the appointment of Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu as the new Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The President also appointed Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as the Secretary of the Commission.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. He said the President made the appointments in accordance with the provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

According to Ngelale, the new ICPC Chairman 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.

He said Dr. Aliyu has embarked on many far-reaching reforms as the Attorney General of Jigawa State since September 2019 and holds bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in law. He was also named a Senior Advocate of Nigeria-designate in October 2023.

He added that Mr. Oparaodu is a lawyer with over 30 years of experience and has served meritoriously in the public service as a Member of the Rivers State Judicial Service Commission and Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Port Harcourt City Local Government Council.

He quoted the President as imploring the new management team of the ICPC to always be above board as they discharge their duties without fear or favour concerning all matters before them.

The ICPC is an anti-corruption agency established in 2000 to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption and related offences in Nigeria. The Commission also has a mandate to educate and enlighten the public on the dangers of corruption and promote ethical values.

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