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ICPC chairman Ekpo Nta bows out

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Ekpo Nta explained that he came into the commission at a time when it had a crisis of identity, as to whether it was a law enforcement or civil service organisation.

Six years after serving as the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, has finally bowed out.

He handed over to a member of the board, Abdullahi Bako, who would act as chairman, pending the Senate confirmation of the next appointee.

Nta explained that he came into the commission at a time when it had a crisis of identity, as to whether it was a law enforcement or civil service organisation.

He added that the commission’s premises also had a seemingly abandoned look, because the structures were dilapidated.

According to him, he was spurred into picking up the challenge, by rightfully positioning the commission according to the enabling law.

He listed his achievements to include a high rate of investigation and prosecution of corruption cases, the introduction of preventive measures to check corruption in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

The acting chairman commended Nta for positively projecting the image of the commission, which made him to be the first African to be appointed as a board member of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Vienna, Austria.


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