Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu as the newly appointed Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), All Nigeria Latest News reports.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday, announced Dr. Aliyu’s appointment in Abuja.

Ngelale stated that the appointment is “in furtherance of the Renewed Hope mandate to reform key institutions and invigorate Nigeria’s war on corruption.

Six things to know about the new ICPC chairman:

He is an indigene of Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
Dr. Aliyu obtained his LL.B degree from Bayero University Kano in 2003, an LL.M Degree in Islamic Law in 2011 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a PhD degree in 2019 at the School of Law, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

He served as the Vice-Chairman of the NBA, Kano Branch from 2016-2017.

He was appointed as the Jigawa State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice by the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, on September 30, 2019.

Dr. Aliyu started his career as a lawyer at AKI P.A. and Company in Gombe State and later moved to A.A. Umar & Co. in Kano, which was established by the late Aliyu Umar SAN.

Apart from being a legal luminary, Dr. Aliyu is also a philanthropist who has provided many services to his community.

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