Breaking!!! President Buhari sacks ICPC boss

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According to reports, the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, Ekpo Nta, has been sent on compulsory leave, the newsmen reporting.


Insiders said the order for Nta to proceed on compulsory leave can only mean his sack by President Muhammadu Buhari.

It  was learnt on Tuesday that a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, informed Nta that he should proceed on compulsory leave beginning from October 26.

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The source told newsmen that the Chairman had earlier received two letters from the office of the SGF informing him to proceed on compulsory leave, which he allegedly ignored.

Nta was appointed by President Jonathan in acting capacity in 2011 and was confirmed a year after by the Senate.

Newsmen said it gathered that at a meeting with President Buhari earlier this year, Nta had argued that his tenure would end on November 17, 2017, to which the President allegedly retorted that by his records, the tenure of the ICPC head ends on November 17, 2016.

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Newsmen said it learned that the Chairman plans to formally inform staff of the commission about his formal exit on Wednesday morning (today).

Although no reason was given for the abrupt sack of the ICPC boss, newsmen said it gathered that his handling of corruption cases against former governors may have nailed him.


6 thoughts on “Breaking!!! President Buhari sacks ICPC boss

  1. This government want to fight corruption to the end so people that are ready are the one that will survive it. We need a strong men to form a strong team.

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  2. This man should leave that place immediately, Nigerians are looking for people that will help PMB fight corruption, this Ekpo Nta man is talking about tenure. There is no place for all those "doing-nothing tenures" anymore in this our country. Tenure or no tenure, immediately anybody appointed to any position is not delivering, as long as the person was appointed not elected, he or she should not stay a day longer on that seat. Part of our current abysmal level of development can be largely traced to this our slavery to this "tenure" nonsense even when it is very clear that the person is doing more harm than good in that position.

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  3. Well done Mr President . God will grant you greater success in piloting the affairs of our great country Nigeria. Just give us Rice.

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  4. The man is simply following tradition: tenure..., second term..., incumbency factor..., chop I chop etc

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