President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, January 7, nominated Modibbo Hamman Tukur as a director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), as confurmed to a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesperson.
The statement by Adesina in Abuja said the appointment was in accordance with the provision of section 5(1) of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) act 2018.
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“This was contained in a letter dated January 7, 2019 to the Senate president seeking the confirmation of the nominee by the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly,” Adesina added.
Legit.ng understands that Tukur, from Adamawa state, is a holder of Master of Science (MSc) degree in International Business and is currently an assistant director in the NFIU.
He reportedly has vast international experience in illegal assets recovery.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) is the Nigerian arm of the global financial intelligence Units (FIUs) domiciled within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as an autonomous unit and operating in the African region.
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The organisation seeks to comply with international standards on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, in the evening of Thursday, December 13, 2018, appointed Suleiman Hassan, the minister of state for power, works and housing, as the replacement for Ibrahim Jibril, who has been selected a new emir in Nasarawa.
The report noted that with the minor cabinet reshuffle, Hassan is the new minister of environment.
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