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President Tinubu appoints new head of NFIU

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President Bola Tinubu has sacked Moddibo Tukur as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

Also, President Tinubu named Ms Hafsat Abubakar Bakari as his replacement.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the spokesman of the president who disclosed the new appointment in a statement said it is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

The statement reads, “Ms. 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).

“The President anticipates that Ms. Bakare will bring her wealth of experience and expertise to full discharge in this critical role, especially in view of his administration’s war against illicit financial flows and other sharp practices currently prevalent in segments of the nation’s foreign exchange markets”.

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