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Don’t Fraudulently Finance 2023 Elections – Nigeria’s Anti-graft Chairman, Bawa Warns Bank Directors

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The Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has requested monetary establishments within the nation to not interact in “fraudulent election financing, international trade malpractices and cash laundering.”

In keeping with the EFCC boss talking on Thursday throughout an interactive session with Managing Administrators of banks in Nigeria in Lagos, it was crucial to carry the monetary establishments within the nation up to the mark with the rising insurance policies within the fee.



Bawa asserted that the collaborative effort is in keeping with the United Nations’ categorization of the struggle in opposition to corruption vis-à-vis prevention, enforcement and belongings restoration.

This was contained in an announcement despatched by the Fee’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, obtained by SaharaReporters on Thursday.

In keeping with him, “On the EFCC, we wish to place extra emphasis on prevention.

“We wish to lay much less emphasis on enforcement, which is investigation and prosecution and put our vitality extra on prevention and asset restoration.

“As well as, a few of the points we have now recognized embody international trade malpractices and fraudulent election financing.

 “As you all know, in 16 to 18 months, Nigeria will likely be making ready for one more spherical of elections, and the federal government won’t need what occurred previously to repeat itself.”

The nation’s anti-graft chief mentioned it had turn out to be essential to place bankers on their toes, significantly because the 2023 common elections approached.

Bawa additionally declared that the “new EFCC” below his management believes that the monetary establishments possess an vital function to play within the Fee’s efforts to purge the nation of financial and monetary crimes.

He added that the event was used to cost the bankers to adjust to the rules of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, CBN, on the issuance of Private Journey Allowance, PTA and Enterprise Journey Allowance, BTA, to their prospects.

“You want to guarantee full compliance with regard to understanding your prospects and guaranteeing that you don’t give alternatives for international trade malpractices.”

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