President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday approved the appointment of new management team for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) with Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission pending Senate confirmation.
The President also named Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as the Secretary to the Commission.
According to Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President made the appointments in accordance with “Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and in furtherance of the Renewed Hope mandate to reform key institutions and invigorate Nigeria’s war on corruption.
“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.
The position of Secretary to the Commission does not require Senate confirmation and, therefore, by the directive of the President, the appointment of Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as Secretary of the Commission takes immediate effect.
Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu has embarked upon many far-reaching reforms as the Attorney General of Jigawa State since September 2019 and holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Law. He was also named as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria-designate in October 2023.
Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu is a lawyer with over 30 years of experience and has served meritoriously in the public service as a Member of the Rivers State Judicial Service Commission and Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Port Harcourt City Local Government Council.
“The President implores the new management team of the ICPC to always be above board as they discharge their duties without fear or favour concerning all matters before them.”
Similarly, President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Ahmed Galadima Aminu as Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) for a term of four (4) years in the first instance.
The new Executive Secretary / CEO of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund recently served as the General Manager of the Education and Training Department at the Petroleum Technology Development Fund.
His appointment trails the application for retirement submitted by the outgoing Executive Secretary / CEO, Bello Aliyu Gusau, to proceed on 90-days pre-retirement leave beginning on September 26, 2023.
Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Tuesday, noted that Tinubu also directed the new Executive Secretary / CEO of the PTDF, Ahmed Galadima Aminu, to serve in acting capacity until he commences his fresh term of four (4) years in office, beginning on December 26, 2023.
“The President wishes the new PTDF Executive Secretary / CEO well in the discharge of his duties,” the media aide noted.