The former chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta has been redeployed to the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan had appointed Nta in 2012.

In a statement on Tuesday, Bolaji Adebiyi, director of press in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, said Bolaji Owasanoye, a professor, has been appointed as chairman with a renewable tenure of five years.

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

“Also, these appointments are subject to senate confirmation.”

The role of the senate in the confirmation of some appointees by the executive generated controversy after Osinbajo expressed support for the view of Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, that Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), does not need to be confirmed by the senate.

The new ICPC chairman was a member of the presidential committee on anti-corruption led by Itse Sagay, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Below are the new appointments approved by the acting president:

Musa Abubakar   - Secretary


Grace Chinda
Okolo Titus
Olubukola Balogun
Sam Ewang
Adamu Bello
Hannatu Mohammed
Abdullahi Saidu
Sa’ad Alanamu
Yahaya Daud
Khamis Mailantarki
Maimuna Aliyu

Apart from Nta, the new appointments at the national salaries, income and wages commission are:

Richard Egbule            Chairman
E Thompson                Secretary
Dauda Yahaya              Full-time commissioner
Garba Gulma               Full-time commissioner
Victoria Chukwuani      Part-time commissioner
Geoffery Yeilong          Part-time commissioner
Ropo Shekoni              Part-time commissioner
Ahmed Gumel             Part-time commissioner
Isa Aremu                   Member
Chuma Nwankwo         Member