FG develops anti money laundering strategies

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As part of efforts to increase foreign investments in Nigeria, the Federal Government has developed strategies to meet global standards for combating money laundering in the country.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who disclosed this after meeting with the head of the National Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), Mr Modibbo Tukur, in Abuja said that this would end financial crimes across the country.

Aregbesola also said he would give the needed leadership in order to meet their obligations as members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing.

“I assure you of my commitment to ensure that appropriate strategies are put in place to meet the global standards for combating Money Laundering and Terrorists Financing,” Aregbesola said.

Mr Tukur identified other parties in this regard as the Federal Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning as well as Justice.

He further intimated Aregbesola on the proposed assessment of the Ministry and 34 other Federal Government Agencies by the global community under the auspices of Financial Action Task Force, billed for October 2019.

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