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Tinubu appoints Aliyu as ICPC chairman, Oparaodu as secretary


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President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday appointed Musa Adamu Aliyu as the substantive chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

In a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, the spokesperson for President Tinubu, Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu, was appointed as the secretary of the commission.

The statement said, “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new management team for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), pending confirmation by the Senate. This is in line with the Renewed Hope mandate to reform key institutions and re-energize Nigeria’s war on corruption.”

The new Chairman, Adamu Aliyu, 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 a Senior Advocate of Nigeria-designate in October 2023.

Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu is a lawyer with over 30 years of experience and 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 implores the new management team of the ICPC to always be above board as they discharge their duties without fear or favour concerning all matters before them.

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