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EFCC names Ekweremadu anti-corruption ambassador

20 April 2016, 12:16

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday named the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, an "Anti-Corruption Ambassador” based on his support for the fight against graft.

The National Assembly Liason Officer, of the EFCC, Suleiman Bakari, according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Deputy Senate President, Uche Anichukwu, stated this when he led a team of the anti-graft agency on a courtesy visit to Ekweremadu.

Bakari said, “As an Anti-Corruption Ambassador, It is therefore Your Excellency, to on behalf of my Acting chairman, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu and the entire management and staff of the EFCC, decorate you as an Anti-Corruption Ambassador and formally present this frame, as a token of our appreciation to your person and office, and as a symbol of institutional partnership between the EFCC and the National Assembly.”

Also read: PDP prepares Ekweremadu as Saraki's replacement

He appealed to the National Assembly to ensure adequate funding for the agency and advocated speedy passage of all the anti-corruption Bills before it.

Ekweremadu called for the establishment of Special Anti-Corruption Courts to reduce the burden on regular courts and fast-track trial of corruption cases.

He explained that setting up Special Courts, was one of the surest ways to help the fight against corruption, as it would ensure speedy adjudication of corruption cases.

Source: Punch

- News 24


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