Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of AIG Olugbenga Adeyangu (rtd) as a Commissioner of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The President in his letter, requested the confirmation of the appointee who is from Ekiti State, in line with parliamentary procedures.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare on Wednesday cited relevant sections of the constitution indicating that the appointment conforms with the ICPC Act.
The statement said: “By his letter dated 9th of February 2022 to the President of the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari has requested that the Senate confirms Mr. Olugbenga Adeyanju, AIG (Rtd) from Ekiti State as Commissioner of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) representing South-West.
“The nomination is in conformity with the provision of Section 3 (3) (a) of the Corrupt Practises and Other Related Offences Act 2000 Cap. C31 Laws of the Federation 2004, which provides that “a retired police officer not below the rank of Commissioner of Police” must be part of the composition of the Anti Corruption Commission.
”AIG Adeyenju is to replace earlier nominated Dr. Mrs. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade.
”The President in a previous letter dated 14th September 2021, had requested the upper chamber to confirm Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade alongside four others as Commissioners of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
”However, the need to fully comply with the provisions of the extant Act has necessitated the substitution.
”Dr. Mrs. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, an accomplished nurse, pharmacist and physician, was also former Ekiti State.
”She had earlier been successfully screened by the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes but in view of the substitution, she has now been appointed by the President as a full-time Commissioner (compensation) in the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of the Act establishing the said Commission.