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Senate confirms Aliyu as ICPC Chair, Dantata, Suleiman as FJSC members

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Senate confirms Aliyu as ICPC Chair, Dantata, Suleiman as FJSC members

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

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

Senator Bamidele presented the motion, urging the Senate to consider President Bola Tinubu’s request for the confirmation of Aliyu as ICPC Chairman, in accordance with Section 3 (6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Establishment Act, 2000.

Furthermore, Bamidele 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 (FJSC), 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.

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The Senate suspended its rule before screening the nominees, allowing their admission into the chamber.

The nominees, led by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Abdullahi Gumel, gave highlights of their career profiles and professional experiences.

Aliyu, currently 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.

Following the confirmation of Aliyu as the ICPC Chairman, the Senate also confirmed the appointment of Prof. Gaji Dantata and Mr Saka Suleiman as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) representing Kano and Kwara.

In his remarks, Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin, who presided over plenary, noted that the nominees’ appointment was a call to service and urged them not to disappoint President Tinubu and Nigerians, while also calling on them to bring their best to the service of the country.

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