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EFCC, NLRC, Others Defer On Proposed Autonomy For NFIU

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By Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel, Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) on Tuesday, urged the National Assembly not to grant autonomy to the Nigeria Financial intelligence Unit (NFIU) but retain it as a unit of the anti-graft agency.

This is as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC) and the civil society group rejected the proposal to retain NFIU as a unit of the EFCC.

These positions were made at a public hearing by the House of Representatives committee on financial crimes on an act to amend the EFCC (establishment ACT 2017).

In its presentation, the EFCC argued that “giving NFIU autonomy outside EFCC will endanger it given that NFIU requires a protective shield from politicians; if you leave it to survive alone it will be endangered and exposed to danger.

Secretary of agency, Mr. Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremo,…



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