Buhari Sends ICPC Chairman On Compulsory Leave

Chairman of the 
Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission
(ICPC), Mr Ekpo Nta, has reportedly been sent on a compulsory leave.

Vanguard cited a source at the ICPC which claimed that Nta
received a letter from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the
Federation (SGF) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, directing him to proceed on a mandatory
leave beginning from Wednesday, October, 26, 2016
This has fuelled speculations that President Muhammadu
Buhari may have sacked the Chairman.
It was gathered that Nta had earlier received two letters
from the SGF office giving him the same directive but he ignored them.
Nta was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan in
acting capacity in 2011 and confirmed a year later by the Senate.
It was learnt that he had, at a  meeting with Buhari earlier this year, argued
that his tenure would end on November 17, 2017; and in response, the President
said by his records, Nta’s tenure ends on November 17, 2016.
The ICPC Chairman was said to have been ‘sacked’ over his
shoddy handling of corruption cases against former governors. Although no
reason was given in the SGF’s letter.

Sources say the ICPC boss plans to formally inform the staff
of his exit this morning (Oct. 26).


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