Panic As EFCC Oders Bankers To Submit Asset From June

Panic As EFCC Oders Bankers To Submit Asset From June
  • PublishedMarch 17, 2021


The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Tuesday 16th March 2021, said the commission would from June 1st, be demanding the asset declaration forms of bankers.

Bawa while speaking at the State House after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on his action plan, said the decision was in line with the provisions of the Bank, Employees Declaration of Asset Act.

He said he would do his job to ensure that Nigeria is free of financial crimes.

According to him, “The EFCC, come June 1, 2021, will be demanding for this asset declaration forms, filled by the bankers so that the line that we have drawn from June 1 is really complied with by bankers in particular.”

He added that EFCC is after cybercriminals, because their activities are chasing investors away.

“Bankers have come under the searchlight of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the anti-graft agency’s new focus on infractions.

More attention will also be devoted to cyber crime “which has become a big problem to this country”, EFCC Chairman AbdulRasheed Bawa said.

Bawa, who was cleared by the Senate to commence work last month, said focus on bankers is part of the Commission’s renewed poise to clampdown on financial crimes in all sectors of the economy.

He said: “We understood that the tail end of every financial crime is for the criminal to have access to the funds that he or she has illegitimately gotten.

“We’re worried about the roles of financial institutions. We have discussed, but we hope that all (staff of) financial institutions, particularly the bankers, will declare their assets as provided for by the law, in accordance with the Bank Employees Declaration of Asset Act.

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