[The Presidential Blog] Osinbajo sets up committee on looted funds, transfers ICPC chairman

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has appointed new members into the
Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

This was contained 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.

According to the statement, the ICPC boss, Ekpo Nta has been transferred to the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.

A former member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye would replace him.

Also appointed as members of the ICPC are 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 appointment of the Chairman is for five years, while the tenure for all the members is four years. Also, these appointments are subject to Senate confirmation”, the statement added.

Nta has also been appointed a full-time commissioner of the salaries, income and wages commission.

Other full time commissioners are Alhaji Dauda Yahaya, mni and Hon. Garba Musa Gulma.

Part time commissioners are Barr. Victoria Nnenna Chukwuani, Mr. Geoffery Yeilong, Prof. Ropo Shekoni and Ahmed Mahmud Gumel while the Permanent Secretary, (Establishment), Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation OHCSF would serve as member. Other 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. Both were appointed in August 2014”, the statement said.

The statement added that a committee on looted funds has also been established.

“The Chairman of the Panel is Chief Okoi Obona-Obla, Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution. Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran is the Secretary to the Panel”.

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