Ekpo Nta
ICPC Boss, Ekpo Nta

ICPC has denied widespread reports that its chairman Ekpo Nta has been sacked.

The Spokesman of the Commission, Mr Edet Ufot said it did not receive any letter asking Nta to proceed on compulsory retirement leave.

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He noted that the reports claimed that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) had written to the ICPC boss, mandating him to proceed on leave.

“The report purports that ICPC is in receipt of a letter from the SGF informing the Chairman to proceed on compulsory leave beginning from Oct. 26.”

“It went further to impute perceived reasons for the alleged `sack’ of the chairman, quoting an anonymous ICPC source.”

“However, no such letter or letters have been received in the Commission.”

Ufot added that ICPC had called the attention of relevant authorities to the publication for appropriate action.

Nta was sworn in as Chairman ICPC on 17 October 2012 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.