The attention of the Management of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has been drawn to some media reports that the Executive Secretary/CEO Ms Yewande Sadiku was arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday 09 August 2021.
Management clarifies that Ms Yewande Sadiku voluntarily honoured an invitation by EFCC and responded to the issues raised.
Management affirms that Yewande Sadiku is a diligent public servant who is proud of her service to Nigeria. She is deeply committed to governance and accountability and therefore challenges anyone with evidence of any wrongdoing by her in her service to the NIPC to make it public.
The petitions being investigated by EFCC contain issues that have been investigated by other anti-corruption agencies, none of whom has indicated that she has any case to answer.
She honoured an invitation by the EFCC on 09 August 2021; she was neither detained nor arrested.