Hannatu Muhammad, 27-year-old lawyer has been sworn in as a member of the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Muhammad, a native of Jigawa Statewas appointed and sworn as a board member to represent the youth in compliance with the provision of the ICPC Act.
President Buhari while swearing in the new board members stated that he was “particularly delighted that the ICPC law under which you will operate is robust enough to assist government to sanitize the public sector in service delivery, public procurement, diversion of public revenue, deliberate misuse of public funds, and so on.”
The new chairman of the ICPC, Bolaji Owasanoye, who spoke on behalf of other members swore to “eschew, expose and fight corruption” in Nigeria; emphasising that he was encouraged by “the unquestionable, unshakable and unequivocal stand of Mr. President against corruption, which indicated a very strong political will to fight corruption.”
He promised the president that the new board members would not betray the nation in their task to rid the nation of corruption.
Other members are Obiora Iqwedebia (Anambra); Grace Chinda (Delta); Okolo Titus-(Enugu); Adamu Bello (Katsina); Olubukola Balogun (Lagos); Yahaya Umah Daudu (Nasarawa) and Abdullahi Maikanu Saidu (Niger).
The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.