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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Musa Abubakar: ICPC secretary takes over as Acting Chairman

Immediate past Acting Chairman of the ICPC, Mr Bako Abdullahi (right) handing over to the Secretary of the commission, Mr Musa Abubakar, on Wednesday.

Spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Mr Musa Abubakar, the Secretary to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has taken over from Mr Bako Abdullahi as the new Acting Chairman of the commission.

Spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Okoduwa said the change of baton followed the expiration of the tenure of Abdullahi as a member of the ICPC Board.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Bako took over in acting capacity after the immediate past substantive chairman, Mr Ekpo Nta, successfully bowed out in September 2017.

Nta was redeployed to the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission in August 2017 after spending six years on the saddle.

In his place, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye was appointed as chairman, along with other members of the board.

They are awaiting confirmation of the Senate.

Okoduwa said the outgone acting chairman officially handed over to the secretary at a brief ceremony witnessed by heads of departments and other senior management staff of the commission on Wednesday.

According to her, Abdullahi expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for giving him the opportunity to serve both as member and acting chairman of the ICPC.

He commended the management and staff of the commission for the tremendous support he received from them, urging them to extend same to the secretary.

“The out-gone acting chairman also advised ICPC staff to intensify their efforts at eradicating corruption in Nigeria.

“He challenged them to not let the recent Transparency International’s low rating of the country dampen their enthusiasm, but rather see it as a challenge to renew their drive to combat the menace of corruption,’’ she quoted him as saying.

Responding after receiving the handover documents, Abubakar lauded Abdullah for his patriotism and commitment to the anti-corruption crusade.

He promised to put in his best in “order to make the commission better in all ramifications.’’

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