NEWSNigeria strategizes on money laundering, terrorist financing

Economy

September 21, 2019

In a bid to end financial crimes and other threats to internal security in Nigeria, the Federal Government has expressed its commitment to meeting the global standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola disclosed this on Friday in Abuja when the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Mr. Modibbo Hamman Tukur visited him.

He promised to ensure that the ministry, the Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, performed optimally in order to meet their obligations as members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing.

“I assure you of my commitment to ensure that appropriate strategies are put in place to meet the global standards for combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing”, Aregbesola said.

Speaking earlier, Tukur said his team was at the ministry in recognition of its importance as one of the three key ministries that have strategic roles to play in combating the challenges of money laundering, terrorism financing and proliferation of arms.

He list other ministries key to NFIU’s success as the Federal Ministries of Finance, Budget & National Planning as well as Justice.

 

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