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Just: EFCC to demand bankers’ asset declaration forms June 1
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Tuesday said the commission will from June 1 be demanding the asset declaration forms of bankers .
He said the decision was in line with the provisions of the Bank , Employees Declaration of Asset Act .
Bawa disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) .
The EFCC boss said he was working hard towards creating a new commission that will be different in the way it handles cases .
He said he would do his job to ensure that Nigeria is free of financial crimes.
He said, “ We understood that at the tail end of every financial crime , it is for the criminal to have access to the funds that he or she has illegitimately acquired and we are worried about the roles of financial institutions .
“ We have discussed , but we hope that all financial institutions , particularly the bankers , will declare their assets as provided for by the law , in accordance with the Bank , Employees Declaration of Asset Act .
“ The EFCC , come June 1 , 2021 , will be demanding for this asset declaration forms , filled by the bankers so that the line that we have drawn from June 1 is really complied with by bankers in particular . ”