By Adenike Lucas
The first reading of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency (Est, etc.) Bill, 2017 (SB. 535) was held in the National Assembly today.
The legislation sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Chukwuma Utazi was in reaction to an exclusive expose by this news site, on the shut down of Nigeria’s Financial Unit form the crucial Egmont Group server.
The Upper Legislative Chamber hopes to make the NFIU independent, in an attempt to lift the suspension and prevent the country from being expelled from the world Financial Intelligence body in January.