Breaking: Senate approves appointment of Modibo as NFIU director

Breaking: Senate approves appointment of Modibo as NFIU director

The Senate has approved the appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari's nominee, Modibbo Hamman Tukur as the director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

Modibbo's appointment was approved at plenary on Wednesday, January, 23.

“I would like to advise the nominee that he must remain neutral and professional.”

“He must remember that his tenure will end and he will account to everyone, including himself. What he will do while in this position is what counts. He must remain neutral and independent,” deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu advised.

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Tukur, who is from Adamama State, is a holder of Master of Science (MSc) degree in International Business. He is also currently an assistant director in the NFIU, and has vast international experience in illegal assets recovery

Modibbo's was nominated in a statement signed by the special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja.

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“In accordance with the provision of Section 5(1) of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Act 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Modibbo Hamman Tukur as a Director of the Unit.

“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,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 23, written to the Senate to confirm the nomination of some persons for appointment as ambassadors. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better. Street GIST:

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