All Nigeria Latest News reports that President Bola Tinubu has appointed the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Jigawa State, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, as the new Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Presidency also announced the appointment of Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as the Secretary for the commission.

Ajuri Ngelale, the Presidential spokesman stated that Tinubu utilized the authority vested in him, as outlined in Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

The appointment, he stated, is “in furtherance of the Renewed Hope mandate to reform key institutions and invigorate Nigeria’s war on corruption.” He said it is subject to the approval of the Nigerian Senate.

“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.”

Tinubu urged the new ICPC management to always be above board as they discharge their duties without fear or favour concerning all matters before them.

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