The President, Federal Republic 0f Nigeria Dr. GoodLuck Ebele Jonathan has sworn- in Alh. Bako Abudullahi as a Board Member of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for a second term.
Alhaji Bako Abdullahi, an indigene of Bauchi State represents the North-East Zone of Nigeria on the Board of the ICPC. He served his first term between 29th July 2009 to 28th July,2013. He was sworn in for his second tenure on Wednesday 12thFebruary 2014 which will run for a period of 4 years in accordance with Section 3(7) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related offences Commission Act CAP C 31 laws of the Federation of Nigeria (2000).
Mr. Ekpo Nta, in a brief statement at a reception organized in honour of the Board Member expressed his joy for the second term coming of Alhaji Abdullahi to the Commission and stated that he hopes that other members will also have their tenures renewed when the time comes.
The Chairman added that President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commended the systematic and targeted approach of the ICPC in fighting Corruption. The ICPC Chairman further stated that internationally, some of the Commission’s procedures are accepted worldwide and adopted as model.
Also present at the reception were the 3 other serving Board Members of the Commission, Secretary of the Commission Mr.Elvis Oglafa and Heads of the Departments and Units of the Commission amongst others.
Commenting on Alhaji Bako Abdullahi, Honourable Abdullahi Bayero said he was glad that Alhaji Bako’s tenure as Board Member ICPC was renewed considering the forth-right nature of Alhaji Bako.
In a vote of thanks, Hon. Member Bako Abdullahi, thanked God for giving him another opportunity to serve the nation and the Commission in particular. He assured the Commission’s management of his maximum cooperation continued cordial relationship as he serves his second tenure.