Tinubu names Bakari as new Director/CEO of NFIU

President Bola Tinubu has named Ms. Hafsat Bakari as the new Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, pending her confirmation by the Senate.

The president made the appointment in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale.

The statement added, “Ms. Bakari is a lawyer and financial intelligence expert with years of experience in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, and counter-proliferation financing, AML/CFT/CPF.

“Before her appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of NFIU, she served as Deputy Director at the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, and was at different times the Head of the General Services Unit; Head of the Strategy and Reorientation Unit, and Head of the Board Secretariat of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The President anticipates that Ms. Bakare will bring her wealth of experience and expertise to full discharge in this critical role, especially in view of his administration’s war against illicit financial flows and other sharp practices currently prevalent in segments of the nation’s foreign exchange markets,” the statement added.

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