President Bola Tinubu has announced the appointment of Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Jigawa State, as the new Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The appointment of Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as the secretary of the commission was also made public in a statement released by Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale on Tuesday.
Ngelale noted that the decision was made in accordance with the powers vested in the President under Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
The statement further emphasized that the appointments are part of the “Renewed Hope” mandate, aiming to reform key institutions and reinforce Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts.
“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 statement read.
“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.