By Naomi Sharang, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, seeking the confirmation of appointment of seven members of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
The letter, which was addressed to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, was read shortly after the commencement of Tuesday’s plenary.
In the letter, Buhari wrote: “Appointment of members of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
“In accordance with the provisions of Section (3) and (7) of the Corrupt Practices and other related offences Act 2000, I write to forward for confirmation to the Senate the under listed name of seven members of ICPC.
“They are retired Justice Adamu Bello, Katsina (North-West); Hanatu Muhammed, Jigawa (North-West), Mrs Olubukola Balogun, Lagos (South-west).
“Others are Obiora Igwedibia, Anambra (South-East); Abdullahi Saidu, Niger (North-Central); Dauda Umar, Nasarawa (North-Central) and Grace Chinda, Delta (South-South).
“It is my hope that the distinguished Senate will consider and confirm the appointment in the usual expeditious manner.”