President George Manneh Weah has accepted the resignation of Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson, Cllr. Augustine Ndubuisi Nwabudike.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Weah received the letter of resignation from Cllr. Nwabudike on Monday, February 1, 2021.
Receiving Mr. Nwabudike’s resignation letter, the Liberian Leader thanked him for his services to Liberia.
Cllr. Nwabudike’s resignation takes effect as of February 26, 2021.
He was appointed LACC’s Chairperson in October 2019. Cllr. Nwabudike was in 2018 appointed Chairperson of the Governance Commission (GC).
In his letter of resignation, dated January 27, 2021, Cllr. Nwabudike thanked President Weah for affording him the opportunity to serve in his government.
“The monumental progress made by the Government in the fight against corruption, both in the public and private sectors, is being marred by public debate of my person rather than what contribution I can make towards the economic development of our country,” Cllr. Nwabudike said in his letter of resignation.
He added: “It does not serve the overall strategic interest of your government and our people if I were to constitute a distraction from the national agenda that your government is poised to deliver to our people in the next three years of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).”
Cllr. Nwabudike is expected to use the next few weeks to prepare a proper handover note for his successor.