Tinubu appoints new CCB chair, seeks senate approval


President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr Abdullahi Usman Bello as chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

But the appointment is awaiting  the approval of the Senate.

Bello’s appointment was contained in a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday.

According to the statement, Bello, by his experience, is eminently qualified for the job.

The statement reads: “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Abdullahi Usman Bello as the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), pending confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

“Dr. Bello is a consummate professional with more than 25 years of work experience in consulting, banking, law enforcement, financial services, and academia.

“The President anticipates that the new Chairman, upon confirmation by the Senate, will lead the Bureau with utmost integrity toward the realization of its mandate of maintaining high standards of public morality in the conduct of government business.

“He is also expected to ensure that the actions and behaviour of public officers conform to the highest standards of morality and accountability,” the statement added.

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