President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of
a new management team for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related
Offences Commission (ICPC).
This is in accordance with the powers conferred on the
President as established in Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other
Related Offences Act, 2000, and in furtherance of the Renewed Hope mandate to
reform key institutions and invigorate Nigeria’s war on corruption.
The new ICPC appointees are Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu, as chairman
and chief executive officer, and Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu, as secretary to
A statement signed by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser
to the President on Media and Publicity, said that the new chairman is
nominated for confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
This is 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, however, does
not require Senate confirmation, and, therefore, by the directive of the
President, the appointment of Oparaodu as secretary of the commission takes
Aliyu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria-designate with a
doctorate degree in law, had implemented far-reaching reforms as the Attorney
General of Jigawa State.
Oparaodu, a lawyer with over 30 years of experience, 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.
The President implored the new management team of ICPC to
always be above board as they discharge their duties without fear or favour
concerning all matters before them.
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