Current Affairs

NFIU Bill Passes First Reading In Senate

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.

READ ALSONigeria “Completely Shut Down” From Accessing Financial Intelligence From Around The World Due To Sabotage By Magu Of EFCC (EXCLUSIVE)

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.

READ ALSO : Magu Of EFCC Continues Staff Victimisation Over $43M NIA Cash

 

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