May 31, 2023

•Sets special panel for recovery of public property

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointments of chairmen and members for some Federal Government agencies.

A statement by the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, listed the agencies to include: Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Investment and Security Tribunal, as well as the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).

The Acting President also approved the establishment of a Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.

Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye was named as the ICPC Chairman. Other members are: Dr. Grace N. Chinda, Okolo Titus M, Obiora Igwedebia, Mrs. Olubukola Balogun, Group Captain Sam Ewang (rtd.), Justice Adamu Bello, Hannatu Mohammed, Abdullahi Maikano Saidu, Dr. Sa’ad Alanamu, Yahaya Umar Dauda, Khamis Ahmed Mailantarki, Maimuna Aliyu.

Prof. Musa Usman Abubakar will serve as Secretary to the ICPC.

The appointment of the chairman is for five years and the tenure for all the members is four years.

The statement said the appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

The National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission has Ekpo Nta, Alhaji Dauda Yahaya and Garba Musa Gulma as full-time commissioners and the part-time commissioners are: Victoria Nnenna Chukwuani, Mr. Geoffery Yeilong, Prof. Ropo Shekoni, Ahmed Mahmud Gumel.

Other members include: Permanent Secretary, (Establishment) OHCSF and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Productivity, Isa Aremu (NLC) and Mr. Chuma Nwankwo (NECA).

The statement said that the new appointments are for a period of five years.

The Chairman of the Commission, the statement said, is Richard Egbule and Mr. E. A. Thompson will servr as the Secretary. Both were appointed in August 2014.

Siaka Isaiah Idoko was named as the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer  of the Investment and Security Tribunal. The full-time members are: Jude I. Udunni, Mr. Nosa Osemwengie, Abubakar A. Ahmad, Albert L. Otesile.

The part-time members are: Emeka Madubuike, Kasumi Garba Kurfi, Edward O. Ajayi, Onyemaechi E. M. Elujekor and Mamman Bukar Zargana.

Chidi K. C. Izuwah, an engineer is the Director-General for Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission and the appointment is also subject to Senate confirmation.

The Acting President exercising the powers conferred on the President by Recovery of Public Property (Special Provisions) Act Cap R4, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 approved the setting up of a Special Presidential Investigation.

He named the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Okoi Obona-Obla as the chairman of the Panel for the Recovery of Public Property. Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran will serve as the Secretary.

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