May 27, 2018

Egmont Group: N’Assembly’ll pass NFIU bill this week, says Saraki (Punch)

Egmont Group: N’Assembly’ll pass NFIU bill this week, says Saraki (Punch)

The National Assembly may on Tuesday pass a bill establishing the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit as an independent entity.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on his personal Twitter handle, @BukolaSaraki, on Sunday announced that the bill would be passed “this week” after his intervention in the clash between the Senate and the House of Representatives on the harmonisation of versions of the bill.

His tweets read, “Following my meeting on Thursday with Speaker @YakubDogara, the Chairman @NGRSenate Committee on Anti-Corruption and @HouseNGR Chairman on Financial Crimes, the conference committee meeting for the NFIU Bill will hold tomorrow (Monday) and the report presented in both chambers on Tuesday.

“I am confident that we will pass the NFIU Bill this week.” Read more

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