EFCC Promises Sweet Rewards for Nigerians Who Can Discover Locations Where Naira Notes, Dollars Are Hidden

EFCC Promises Sweet Rewards for Nigerians Who Can Discover Locations Where Naira Notes, Dollars Are Hidden

  • Nigerians with knowledge of secret, concealed cash can profit from them if they chose to speak out
  • The EFCC has made a sweet promise to compensate people who identify the location that led to the discovery of hidden cash
  • The EFCC's promise of reward comes as new Naira notes minted over the last 15 years enter circulation ahead of CBN's redesigned Naira notes introduction

PAY ATTENTION: How media literate are you? Click to take a quiz – bust fake news with Legit.ng!

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has promised financial rewards for information on persons hoarding naira notes.

Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of EFCC, gave this assurance while speaking in an interview with the Deutsche Welle Hausa Service on Wednesday, November 16.

According to Bawa, whistleblowers will be rewarded with five per cent of the funds recovered, ICIR reports.

EFCC bawa
EFCC to reward Nigerians Credit: @efcc
Source: Facebook

EFCC message to Nigerians

Read also

Half-salary: Bad news for students as ASUU reveals next line of action

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through info@corp.legit.ng!

The chairman of EFCC, while speaking on the naira notes design, also stressed that CBN's move is not political but that the government wants to force people who hid money at home to deposit them in bank accounts.

He said:

“We are also calling on Nigerians and even non-Nigerians that all channels are accessible. If anyone knows someone who hid suspicious money, they should alert us and we will investigate it; when we investigate the money and get it, the whistleblower also gets five per cent.
“These public funds were embezzled and we want them to return them. We have not told anyone not to bring this money out. What the government said was to deposit the money into bank accounts, or else sanctions may follow, ” he said.

Quoting legal provisions, the EFCC chairman stated that the redesigning of the naira is expected to be done after every eight years.

Read also

Woman seen hawking new naira notes at parties, charge N200 for N1,000, as banks run out of supply

“Nigeria has 20 years without redesigning, almost 80 per cent of the naira is not in the bank and the CBN is in the hands of people. So how can the government succeed? How can a country get 25 per cent of foreign exchange which is a benefit from its currency in 10 days?”

Nigerian banks announce new working days, closing time

Meanwhile, Nigerian banks have announced changes to their operating hours in order to assist Nigerians holding soon-to-expire Naira currencies

The banks have already announced that they have delivered notifications of their working hours via their social media channels and customers' emails

Details of the contents of their emails and changes were captured by Legit.ng in this report.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel