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Tinubu Sacks ICPC Chairman, Names Replacement



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A new management team for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been authorized by President Bola Tinubu, pending Senate approval.

Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, the current Attorney General of Jigawa State and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the ICPC.

Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu, a lawyer with over 30 years of experience, has been appointed as the next Secretary to the Commission.

Before his term expires on February 3, 2024, President Tinubu directed Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, the outgoing Chairman of the ICPC, to begin a pre-end-of-tenure leave on November 4, 2023.

Ajuri Ngelale, the President’s Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, stated in a press release dated October 17, 2023, that the President urged the ICPC’s new management team to act with integrity and carry out their duties without fear or favour.

This latest appointment comes as the government led by President Bola Tinubu continues to remove top officials appointed during the administration of the former president, Muhammadu Buhari.

News About Nigeria recalls that the government led by President Bola Tinubu announced the appointment of Ola Olukayode as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, last week.

However, rights lawyer Femi Falana criticized Mr Kayode’s appointment, arguing that it violated the federal character agreement and urging the President to honour it.

Nonetheless, the latest appointment in the ICPC might have appeased Mr Falana, as the new Chairman hails from the Northern region of the country