The Nigerian Senate approved seven new commissioners for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), on Tuesday.
The names of the commissioners were submitted for confirmation to the senate by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This submission was following the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes.
Chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Abdul Kwari, during his presentation of the report said the committee recommended the approval of the names.
When the nomination was put to vote, by the senate president, Ahmad Lawan, the senators approved and confirmed it.
The approved commissioner are Justice Adamu Bello (rtd) from Katsina State to represent North West; Hannatu Mohammed (Jigawa state) to represent North West and Mrs Olubukola Balogun (rtd) from Lagos State to represent South West.
Others are Dr Grace Nkechiyere Chinda from Delta State to represent South-South, Barr. Obiora Samuel Igwedibia from Anambra State to represent South East and Abdullahi Maikano from Niger state to represent North Central.
Prince Dauda Yahaya Umar from Nasarawa State will also represent North Central in the commission.