OrderPaperToday – The Senate has approved nominees into the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
The approval comes 16 months after the proposal was submitted to the chamber.
The then Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo in August 2017, sent their names but confirmation was stalled due to legislative/executive feud.
Presenting the report for consideration on Thursday, the chairman of the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Chukwuka Utazi, attested that the nominees have the experience, integrity and professional competence to discharge the duties mandated for their nomination.
After deliberations, the chamber gave a nod of approval.
Bolaji Owasanoye (Osun, South-West) will serve as the chairman while the members are Grace Chinda (Delta, South-South), Okolo Titus (Enugu, South-East), Obiora Igwedebia (Anambra, South-West) and Olubukola Balogun (Lagos, South-West).
Others are Justice Adams Bello (Katsina, North-West), Hannatu Muhammed (Jigawa, North-West), Abdullahi Maikano Saidu (Niger, North-Central) and Yahaya Umar Dauda (Nassarawa, North-Central).