Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, Friday, appeared in full police ceremonial uniform for his inauguration as a participant in the Senior Executive Course (SEC) at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, near Jos in Plateau State.
Lamorde’s appearance at the ceremony, which was inaugurated by the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in company of the Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong and the acting director general of the institute, Jonathan Mela Juma, was barely a day after the Senate issued a warrant for his arrest for repeatedly failing to appear before its committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions.
The committee is investigating Lamorde for alleged corruption, three months after a petitioner, George Uboh, had accused him of diverting about N1 trillion proceeds of corruption recovered by the anti-graft agency, prompting the Senate to commence an investigation.
Lamorde, a commissioner of police, was fired as EFCC chairman in November last year, four years after he took over as head of the anti-graft agency.
He is among the 67 participants of the nine-month Course 38 at NIPSS, whose inauguration attracted the vice president and other prominent figures.
The vice president, who was represented at the event by the Education minister, Adamu Adamu, challenged the participants to act as dispassionate researchers, patriotic ambassadors and committed agents of change in the country.
He said the participants should also carry out extensive and detailed research on challenges confronting public institutions saddled with the responsibility for implementing poverty reduction and inclusive development in the country.
Osinbajo said the executive training at the strategic level plays a pivotal role in the life of a nation.
Source: Daily Trust