Osinbajo Appoints New ICPC Chairman, Redeploys Nta

The chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Ekpo Nta, has been redeployed to the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.

His redeployment by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, was made known in a statement issued late Tuesday in Abuja and signed by the Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi.

The acting president announced Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, a member of Professor Itse Sagay-led Presidential Committee on Anti-Corruption, as Nta’s replacement as ICPC’s chairman with a renewable tenure of five years.

According to the statement, Acting President Osinbajo also appointed as members of the ICPC, Dr. Grace N. Chinda, Okolo Titus M., Barr. Obiora Igwedebia, Mrs. Olubukola Balogun, Group Capt. Sam Ewang (retd.), Justice Adamu Bello, Hannatu Mohammed and Abdullahi Maikano Saidu.

Others are Dr. Sa’ad Alanamu, Yahaya Umar Daud, Khamis Ahmed Mailantarki, Maimuna Aliyu while Prof. Musa Usman Abubakar would serve as secretary.

The statement stated that, “the appointment of the chairman is for five years, while the tenure for all the members is four years.

Following the directive, the former ICPC chairman has to proceed to the salaries, income and wages commission as a full-time commissioner.

Listed as other full time commissioners are Alhaji Dauda Yahaya, mni and Hon. Garba Musa Gulma.

Barrister Victoria Nnenna Chukwuani, Mr. Geoffery Yeilong, Prof. Ropo Shekoni and Ahmed Mahmud Gumel were listed as part time commissioners while the permanent secretary, (Establishment), Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation OHCSF would serve as member.

Also members are permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Comrade Isa Aremu NLC and Mr. Chuma Nwankwo NECA.

“The new appointments are for a period of five years. The chairman of the Commission is High Chief Richard Egbule, while Mr. E. A. Thompson is the Secretary,” the statement noted.

Osinbajo also appointed Siaka Isaiah Idoko as Chairman/CEO Investment And Security Tribunal while Jude I. Udunni, Mr. Nosa Osemwengie, Abubakar A. Ahmad, and Albert L. Otesile would serve as full-time members.

Those appointed as part time members are Emeka Madubuike, Kasumi Garba Kurfi, Edward O. Ajayi, Onyemaechi E. M. Elujekor and Mamman Bukar Zargana.

Engr. Chidi K. C. Izuwah was appointed Director-General of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.

The appointments according to the statement are subject to Senate confirmation.

Meanwhile, the acting president is said to have, with powers conferred on the President by Recovery of Public Property (Special Provisions) Act Cap R4, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, sanctioned the establishment of a Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.

The chairman of the panel is said to Chief Okoi Obona-Obla, Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, while Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran will function as the panel secretary. (Source: Ripples Nigeria)

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