How false petition led to Nigeria’s suspension

Fresh facts emerged yesterday that a false petition by a former director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units led to the suspension of the country from the body.

The ex-director, who was removed during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has been fighting back.

It was learnt that the suspension has nothing to do with the rating of the anti-corruption agenda of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

It was also gathered that the Egmont Group was only demanding greater autonomy for the nation’s NFIU.

NFIU was suspended on July 5 at the plenary of the Heads of FIUs which took place in Macao

Investigation revealed that the suspension of NFIU had more to do with vested interests than any challenge with the anti-corruption war.

A top government source said: “What Nigeria is facing today may have been self- inflicted as certain citizens with vested interests in the running of the NFIU are known to regularly feed the world body of FIUs with false information regarding the situation in Nigeria.

“The issues that culminated in the recent suspension of Nigeria were predicated on a false petition by a former director of the NFIU who, embittered by the manner of dismissal from service, painted a false imagery of siege on the NFIU with the objective to compromise information from the Egmont Secure Website.

“Though this allegation was investigated and proven to be false by the Egmont Group, it triggered the placement of the NFIU on the Egmont Group support and compliance process, which necessitate a review of the entire compliance requirement of the NFIU.

“It is noteworthy that the Egmont Group recognizes that that an FIU can be located or domiciled in any larger entity, but that there must be a clear cut dichotomy of its functions and operations in the larger entity.”

The source added: “The suspension of Nigeria was a carryover of the problem in NFIU since 2013.

“The challenge predate this administration. No one can blame the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu or the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau.”

The highly-placed source also clarified what the Egmont Group wanted from Nigeria in the last three to four years.

The source added: ”It is only demanding for greater autonomy for the NFIU in terms of having its funds and control over its staff”

“What is happening to NFIU is not strange or peculiar to Nigeria. Germany suffered a similar fate when its FIU was placed on suspension after it was moved from the German Police where it had been domiciled, to the Custom.

“The Egmont Group is not averse to having FIUs domiciled in law enforcement organizations. Most FIUs are indeed domiciled within existing law enforcement organizations except for a few that are stand alone.

42 thoughts on “How false petition led to Nigeria’s suspension

  1. I just want to say I’m all new to weblog and honestly loved this website. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your blog . You amazingly come with tremendous writings. Thank you for revealing your blog.

  2. Hey there, I think your blog might be having
    browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Chrome,
    it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, fantastic blog!

  3. Hello There. I discovered your weblog using msn. This is an extremely well written article.
    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your helpful
    information. Thank you for the post. I’ll definitely return.

  4. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you can be
    a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will
    eventually come back down the road. I want to encourage you continue your great work,
    have a nice afternoon!

  5. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.

    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.
    I’m quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  6. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you
    wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a
    bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog.
    A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

  7. First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to find out how you center yourself and
    clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had a tough
    time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10
    to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to figure
    out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Appreciate it!

  8. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web
    browsers and both show the same results.

  9. Hey! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering
    if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?

    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  10. This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog
    (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really enjoyed what you had
    to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  11. Amazing things here. I’m very satisfied to peer your post.
    Thank you a lot and I am taking a look ahead to contact you.
    Will you please drop me a mail?

  12. I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody
    else experiencing problems with your website.
    It appears as if some of the text within your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please
    comment and let me know if this is happening to
    them too? This might be a problem with my internet browser
    because I’ve had this happen before. Thank you

  13. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We
    are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community
    in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a outstanding job!

  14. I’ve read several good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting.
    I surprise how much attempt you place to make one of these
    wonderful informative site.

  15. Hi there, I wish for to subscribe for this web site to take most recent updates, therefore where can i do
    it please help.

  16. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem to be running
    off the screen in Internet explorer. I’m not sure if this
    is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility
    but I thought I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though!
    Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Kudos

  17. I visit day-to-day a few sites and information sites to read articles or reviews, but this website gives feature based posts.

  18. It’s actually a cool and useful piece of information. I am satisfied that you shared
    this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could
    get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m
    having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

  20. I have read so many articles or reviews regarding the blogger lovers but this paragraph is truly a fastidious paragraph,
    keep it up.

  21. I visit day-to-day some web sites and information sites to read articles or
    reviews, except this web site offers feature based posts.

  22. I have been surfing online more than 3 hours as of late, yet I by no means found any fascinating article
    like yours. It is lovely value sufficient
    for me. Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you probably did, the internet will likely be much more helpful than ever before.

  23. I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should also pay a quick visit this blog on regular basis to take updated from newest news update.

  24. Wonderful article! That is the kind of info that are supposed to be shared around the net.
    Disgrace on Google for not positioning this put up upper!
    Come on over and visit my website . Thank you =)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: