President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new management team for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
These appointments are part of the President’s commitment to reforming institutions and intensifying the fight against corruption.
The President made the appointments, in line with the provisions of Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000,
Leading the new team is Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, who assumes the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the ICPC.
Dr. Aliyu is a renowned legal expert and has successfully implemented significant reforms as the Attorney General of Jigawa State since September 2019.
His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
The President has also appointed Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as the Secretary to the Commission, effective immediately.
With over three decades of experience as a lawyer, Mr. Oparaodu has distinguished himself in the public service and brings valuable expertise to the ICPC.
While the appointment of the Chairman requires Senate confirmation, the position of Secretary to the Commission does not.
President Tinubu directed that Mr. Oparaodu’s appointment takes immediate effect.
The outgoing Chairman of the ICPC requested to proceed on pre-end of tenure leave, which has been approved by the President.
This paves the way for the new leadership to assume their responsibilities.
President Tinubu expressed his confidence in the new management team and urged them to discharge their duties without bias or favor, emphasizing the need for the ICPC to remain steadfast in tackling all cases before them.
Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on October 17, 2023.
He said the appointment of Dr. Aliyu and Mr. Oparaodu signals the President’s determination to strengthen the ICPC and drive its critical role in combatting corruption in Nigeria.