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BREAKING: President Tinubu Appoints Abubakar As New CEO Of NFIU

President Tinubu has appointed Abubakar as the new CEO of NFIU.

 

NaijaOnPoint Nigeria reports that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Ms. Hafsat Abubakar Bakari as the new Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

 

This Nigeria news platform understands that this was made known in a statement on Tuesday evening by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

 

 

It was gathered that Bakari’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

 

Before she was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the NFIU, she served as Deputy Director at the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.

 

Ngelale’s statement read: “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Ms. Hafsat Abubakar Bakari to serve as the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), pending her confirmation by the Senate.

 

“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 the 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.”

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