The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has disowned the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as the anti-corruption Ambassador of the agency. The EFCC therefore urged members of the public to disregard the report stating otherwise. The spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that the EFCC National Assembly Liaison Officer, Suleiman Bakari, went beyond his brief by decorating Ekweremadu as such without recourse to the EFCC.
He said as an anti-corruption agency that could arrest any individual found wanting, the EFCC could never name anyone as its ambassador. The statement read in part, “The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to some reports in the print and online media, on April 20, 2016 claiming that the anti-graft agency has decorated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as “Anti-Corruption Ambassador”.