Buhari Sends ICPC Chairman on Compulsory Leave

26 October 2016 National

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC Ekpo Nta, to proceed on a compulsory leave from today.

According to Vanguard reports, Nta was asked to proceed on leave on the impression that he may have been subtly fired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reports say the presidency might not have been comfortable with the way the ICPC under Nta had handled corruption cases against some high-profile Nigerians.
The report said a letter to that effect from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, asked Nta to proceed on compulsory leave beginning from October 26.

The report said Nta, appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011 and confirmed in 2012 by the Senate, had earlier ignored two previous letters from the office of the SGF asking him to embark on compulsory leave.


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