Tinubu Sacks Another Buhari's Appointee, Announces Replacement, Details Emerge

Tinubu Sacks Another Buhari's Appointee, Announces Replacement, Details Emerge

  • President Bola Tinubu has nominated Hafsat Abubakar Bakari as the director/CEO of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Bakara's appointment automatically sacked Modibbo Hamman-Tukur, who was appointed in 2019 by former president Muhammadu Buhari
  • This will be the second appointment made by Tinubu since he returned to the country from Addis Ababa on Monday

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has announced the appointment of Hafsat Abubakar Bakari as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit's (NFIU) new director/chief executive officer.

The appointments of Bakare will have to be confirmed by the Senate before taking effect.

Bola Tinubu has made new appointments.
Tinubu announces appointment of director for Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Tinubu speaks on new appointee

Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser toTinubu on media and publicity, announced the appointment in a statement.

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The development means Modibbo Hamman-Tukur, who was appointed by former president Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, has been sacked, Daily Trust reported.

According to the statement:

“Bakari is a lawyer and financial intelligence expert with years of experience in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, and counter-proliferation financing (AML/CFT/CPF).
“Before her appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the NFIU, she served as Deputy Director at the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit and was at different times the Head of the General Services Unit, Head of the Strategy and Reorientation Unit, and Head of the Board Secretariat of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)."

Tinubu appoints ex-NYSC DG

The appointment will be Tinubu's second appointment since he returned from the African Union meeting in Addis Ababa.

Earlier, the president also appointed Maj-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure (rtd), a former director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), to head the newly formed special committee for the eradication of social vices in tertiary institutions (SESV-TI).

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Tinubu's senior special assistant on student engagement, Sunday Asefon, announced the appointment on Monday, February 19.

According to Asefon, the move addressed the growing concern of social vices plaguing tertiary institutions across the country.

Akpabio details confusion Emefiele created for Tinubu

Legit.ng earlier reported that Senate president Godswill Akpabio disclosed that Tinubu's administration was confused about what to charge former CBN governor Godwin Emefiele with.

According to Akpabio, the Tinubu administration met an economic mess because of Emefiele.

The Senate president disclosed that Emefiele could be charged with economic sabotage, firearm possession, and printing new notes without income.

Source: Legit.ng

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