By Christopher Oji
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called on Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) to conduct their dealings in line with the provisions of the newly enacted Money Laundering Prohibition and Prevention Act 2022.
The Lagos Zonal Commander, EFCC, Ahmed Ghali, gave the charge yesterday, at a two-day sensitisation programme organised by the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) for DNFBPs, on the implementation of the newly passed AML/CFT Legislation.
Ghali said: “This sensitisation is important because we do not want friction between the EFCC and DNFBPs, as we have seen in recent times. All that we are saying to you, at this workshop, is to comply with the requirements of the money laundering laws, so that you will be able to transact your businesses with ease and not experience any sanctions from the EFCC.”
Ghali also used the opportuity to urge them to cooperate with the EFCC and support the Commission in its sustained fight against terrorism financing and corruption in Nigeria.
The Coordinator, SCUML, Lagos, Paschal Samu, in his opening remarks, said the programme aimed at sensitising the various DNFBPs, such as hoteliers, supermarket operators, luxury goods operators, casino operators and car dealers, on their roles in complying with the anti-money laundering law.