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Senate confirms Musa Aliyu, Jigawa AG, as ICPC Chairman



The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Malam Musa Aliyu as the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

This followed the adoption of a motion by the Senate Leader, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti) at the Committee of the Whole on Thursday.

Presenting the motion, Bamidele urged the Senate to consider the request of President Bola Tinubu for the confirmation of Aliyu for appointment as ICP Chairman.

He said the request was in accordance with Section 3 (6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Establishment Act, 2000.

He also urged the Senate to consider Tinubu’s request to confirm the appointment of Mr Saka Suleiman and Prof. Gaji Dantata as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

He said the request was in accordance with the provisions of Section 154 (1) and (3) and paragraph 12 (f) of Part 1 to the Third Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.

Before their screening, the Senate suspended its rule to allow the admittance of the nominees and other guest into the chamber.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Abdullahi Gumel led the nominees into the chamber.

Thereafter, the nominees gave highlight of their career profiles and professional experiences.

Aliyu, current the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Jigawa said that he initiated far-reaching judicial reforms as the Attorney General of Jigawa since September 2019.

The senate thereafter confirmed the appointment of Prof. Gaji Dantata and Mr Saka Suleiman as members of Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) representing Kano and Kwara.

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