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Senate confirms five nominees as ICPC Commissioners

Senate confirms five nominees as ICPC Commissioners

By Rotimi Adewuyi

OrderPaperToday – The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of five commissioners for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

This followed consideration of a report by the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, chaired by Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari (APC Kaduna North)

Those confirmed include Senator Anthony Agbo (Ebonyi) representing the South East; Anne Otelafu Odey (Cross River) representing the South-South; and Olugbenga Adeyanju (Ekiti); a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police representing the South West.

Others are Goni Ali Gujba and Dr. Louis Solomon Mandama from Yobe and Adamawa States respectively, representing the North East.

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In his presentation, Chairman of the Committee recalled that one of the nominees, Dr. Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade was withdrawn by President Muhammadu Buhari, and replaced with Olugbenga Adeyanju, who was screened by the Committee.

Kwari disclosed that the nominees gave in-depth responses to the questions posed by the Committee on ways they would fulfill the Commission’s mandate. 

He added that “the committee after scrutinising their credentials was satisfied that the nominees have the requisite experience, integrity, professional competence and industry to discharge the functions of the position they were nominated.”

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The Chairman further disclosed that there were no adverse security reports or petitions against any of the nominees.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in September 2021, sent a letter to the Red Chamber requesting confirmation of their appointment as commissioners for the Anti-Corruption agency.

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