"Banks create an enabling environment for thieves to loot our money" - EFCC Boss

As indicated by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, banks are in charge of the plundering of assets in the country since they make a conducive environment for thieves to operate. 

He included that a few banks were right now behind the moves to isolate the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit and the EFCC. 

Magu additionally charged that when the NFIU is built up as a different office, a previous bank overseeing chief would be named as the leader of the office. 

In a Facebook post on Friday, the EFCC cited Magu as saying this while accepting a designation of the International Monetary Fund, which went to the commission's head office, Abuja on Thursday. 

The Senate had on Thursday passed a bill looking to build up the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency scarcely seven days after it was supported in the chamber. 

The forces and subsidizing of the EFCC will be enormously decreased ought to the NFIU be isolated from the commission. 

Magu stated, "I don't put stock in the money related establishments. They make an empowering domain for criminals to plunder our cash. That is the reason they are battling to expel the NFIU from us. They need to utilize a previous overseeing chief of a bank to head the NFIU." 

Magu had a week ago initiated a board of trustees to reposition the NFIU, which was as of late suspended by the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. 

The Egmont Group is a casual global social event of more than 132 monetary knowledge units which give the spine to checking worldwide tax evasion exercises 

In any case, the NFIU, which is under the EFCC, was suspended by the Egmont Group for its absence of self-governance and nonappearance of an appropriate operational structure. 

Magu had set up an advisory group containing previous authorities of the Central Bank of Nigeria and other monetary establishments to help reposition the unit. 

The EFCC, in an announcement by its representative, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, stated, "The board of trustees which has individuals drawn from law authorization, money related and administrative offices is led by Dr. Abdullahi Shehu, a previous Director-General of the Inter-Governmental Action Against Money Laundering in West Africa. 

"Different individuals from the board of trustees are Mr. Chidi Chukwuka from the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation; Mr. Bamanga Bello, Head of the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering; Hajia Jamila Yusuf of the Central Bank of Nigeria; Mr. Udofia Obot, a previous Deputy Director, CBN; while Mrs Joke Liman of the EFCC is to fill in as secretary." 

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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