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 the commission.
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 immediate effect.
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.