News Investigators/ The Presidency has announced the appointment of a new management team for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC).
The announcement followed the President Bola Tinubu’s approval of the request of the outgoing chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye, to proceed on pre-end of tenure leave beginning on November 4, 2023.
Mr. Owasanoye had served the commission for six years and his tenure expires on February 3, 2024.
Presidential spokeaman, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement on Tuesday, named Musa Adamu Aliyu, as new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu, as Secretary to the commission.
The statement said the new chairman is nominated for confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
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.
Earlier in the week, Mr. Tinubu had announced a new Chairman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which generated controversy with critics questioning propriety of appointing another south west man to head the two leading anti corruption agencies.