Osinbajo Appoints New ICPC Chairman, Others
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
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