President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, the Attorney General of Jigawa state as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Communication (ICPC).
The president also approved the appointment of Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as secretary to the Commission.
This was contained in a statement signed by the special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity Chief Ajuri Ngelale which was made available to journalist in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to the statement “in exercise of 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, President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new management team for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), pending Senate confirmation.”
“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.”
“Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu has embarked upon 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 as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria-designate in October 2023.”