April 15, 2024

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Hafsat 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, 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

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