Tinubu swears in new ICPC, FCSC chairmen

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has sworn in the chairmen of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Musa Aliyu and Tunji Olaopa, respectively.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Ajuri Ngelale said this in a statement on Wednesday, December 13.

The ICIR reports that Aliyu served as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Jigawa state from 2019 to 2023. He holds Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in Law.

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Tinubu appointed him as ICPC chairman on October 16, 2023, but the appointment was subject to confirmation by the Senate.

“The new chairman of the ICPC is nominated for confirmation by the Nigerian Senate, following the President’s approval of the outgoing chairman’s request to proceed on pre-end of tenure leave beginning on November 4, 2023, ahead of the expiration of his tenure on February 3, 2024,” a statement by Ngelale on Aliyu’s appointment had read.

The FCSC chairman, Olaopa, is a professor and former federal permanent secretary who served as permanent secretary across five ministries.



    The swearing-in was carried out in the Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja shortly before Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

    Eleven other members of the FCSC, representing various states across Nigeria, were also sworn in during the event.

    They include Dauda Jalo representing Adamawa, Gombe, and Taraba, Obong Eyoma, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River; Chamberlain Nwele, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu; Sarah Sosan representing Lagos and Ogun and Festus Oyebade for Osun and Oyo.

    Others are Adamu Hussein representing Niger and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Aminu Nabegu, Jigawa and Kano; Rufus Godwins, for Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa; Odekunle Aduke, Kogi and Kwara; Shehu Aliyu, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara and Hindatu Abdullahi representing Kaduna and Katsina.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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