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Bankers to Declare Assets to EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will be demanding the assets declaration forms of all bankers across the country.

Addressing State House correspondents in Abuja, the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa, announces Asset declaration form as a new requirement from bankers.

He briefed reporters on Tuesday following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in the nation’s capital.

“The EFCC, come June 1, 2021, will be demanding these assets forms filled by the bankers and for us to see that the line that we have drawn from June 1 is fully complied with by all, bankers in particular,” the EFCC chief said.

He explained that the commission took the decision as a result of concerns raised on the roles played by bankers in the fight against corruption.

Bawa stated that this was because criminals would always want to have access to the proceeds of their crime.

Adding that bankers will now declare their assets and the commission would ensure that all employees in the nation’s banking industry comply with the directive.

The EFCC chief said, “The assurance that I am going to give Nigerians going forward is that we will do our best to ensure that this country is free of economic and financial crimes.

“We understand that the tail end of every financial crime is for the criminals to have access to the funds that he or she has illegitimately gotten, and our worry is about the roles of financial institutions.”

“We hope that all financial institutions, particularly the bankers will declare their assets as provided for by the law in accordance with the Bank Employees, Etc. (Declaration of Assets) Act,” he added.

Bankers to Declare Assets to EFCC

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