HomeBusinessNFIU wins World Bank,...

NFIU wins World Bank, UN star award of excellence – VELOXNEWS


From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

Among the 164 countries that comprise the Egmont Group, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) received the most points and was named the best intelligence case.

According to a statement signed by Chief Media Analyst, Ahmed Dikko, the Unit received the highest award for excellence, also known as the BECA award of excellence, which was co-sponsored by the World Bank and the United Nations. The award was presented during the plenary of the Global Financial Intelligence Units Group on Thursday in Riga, Latvia.

At the same time, the NFIU received a certificate of appreciation from the Egmont Group for offering its ICT team to work on and redevelop its global intelligence exchange software, which the plenary also approved to replace the earlier version developed by the US.

A French national and the group’s Executive Secretary, Mr Jerome Beaumont, praised the NFIU, describing it as “a team with highly knowledgeable and very efficient personnel.”

This is not the first time the NFIU has received international recognition this year. At the end of May 2022 in Senegal, the unit received three different ECOWAS awards.

The Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), gave the NFIU a star award for mentorship, as well as two other awards for “valuable contribution to the region” and a third one in collaboration achievement.

Commenting on the feat of winning five highest international awards in West Africa and the world within a period of three months, the Director/CEO of the NFIU, Mr Modibbo Tukur said, “We tried to assemble the best team from day one. We moulded each staff into becoming a technician of himself. We niched ourselves into the global intelligence community. Once you come to us we always try to give you exactly what you are looking for.”

Tukur added: ‘We also spend all our money on training our staff. We train our staff in West Africa and other places in the continent such as Kenya and Tanzania. My staff are always on their way to the US, UK, and Israel. We sent our staff to even Saudi Arabia; we are in Austria, Hungary etc.

“We are constantly understudying the world. Once you assume duty at the NFIU, we stretch you out on your capacity from day one until we know what you are best for, then we start intensifying in best practices and modern techniques. So, each staff is well stretched out and made a resource person. But again, like every organisation in the country, we have serious challenges.

“Our major challenge is that the traditional organisations and platforms in the country are not cooperating well, when it comes to operational duties. There is no interagency collaboration and synergy and that’s a complete disaster in areas of national security.”

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

More from Author

NLC criticises NGF’s recommendations to FG – VELOXNEWS

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has criticised  the Nigerian Governors...

NNPC Ltd launches crude theft monitoring applications – VELOXNEWS

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) on Friday...

Nasarawa Govt. urges coaches, athletes to discourage intake of banned substances – VELOXNEWS

 The Nasarawa State Government, has advised coaches and athletes against...

Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal- UN – VELOXNEWS

The UN-chartered vessel Brave Commander is expected to berth shortly...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Read Now

NLC criticises NGF’s recommendations to FG – VELOXNEWS

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has criticised  the Nigerian Governors Forum recommendations to the Federal Government on how to save the country from economic collapse.The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba said this in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and made available to newsmen on...

NNPC Ltd launches crude theft monitoring applications – VELOXNEWS

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) on Friday launched  ‘Crude Theft Monitoring Applications’ to curb oil theft and pipeline vandalism.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the launch held in Abuja on the sideline of the signing of renewed Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs)...

Nasarawa Govt. urges coaches, athletes to discourage intake of banned substances – VELOXNEWS

 The Nasarawa State Government, has advised coaches and athletes against intake of banned substances and performance enhancing drugs.Amb. Lucky Isaac, the State Commissioner for Youths and and Sports Development gave the advice on Fridayat a one day anti-doping seminar for Coaches and Athletes in Lafia.Isaac said the...

Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal- UN – VELOXNEWS

The UN-chartered vessel Brave Commander is expected to berth shortly at Ukraine’s Yuzhny (Pivdennyi) port to collect Ukrainian wheat purchased by the World Food Programme (WFP).UN Spokesman, Mr Stéphane Dujarric, disclosed this on Friday in New York at a news conference while giving an update on...

FRSC, LASG want youths to imbibe road safety culture – VELOXNEWS

As the world marks this year’s International Youth Day, the Lagos State Government has urged Nigerian youths to imbibe the culture of adhering to road safety guidelines while driving.Mr Olusegun Dawodu, the Commissioner for Youths and Social Development, delivered the state government’s message on Friday at...

UN chief appoints Amir Abdulla of Sudan Coordinator of Black Sea Grain Initiative – VELOXNEWS

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday announced the appointment of Amir Abdulla as the Coordinator for the Black Sea Grain Initiative.The Initiative was launched by Ukraine, Türkiye, the Russian Federation and the UN on July 22, 2022, to enable the resumption of exports from Ukraine of...

FG distributes farming inputs, equipment to 1,500 farmers in Katsina – VELOXNEWS

No fewer than 1,500 small holder farmers in Katsina State have received various farming inputs and equipment from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Launching the distribution of the items on Friday in Katsina, the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Muhammed Mahmood said the gesture was...

LAWMA rejigs operation, urges Lagosians to adapt (3)

By Maduka NwekeThe Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni has said that the Agency is rejigging its operations to give Lagosians excellent services.Making the statement earlier this week during a press briefing at the Agency’s office in...

OPC, Fulani clash claims 4 lives in Ajase Ipo – VELOXNEWS

From LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin Kwara state police Command  has confirmed the death of at least four person  and several person’s injured at Kaara Market  in Ajase Ipo ,Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.The Police in a statement signed and available by the Command’s spokesperson Okasanmi Ajayi...

Kwara supports 100 youths with N1m grant each

Kwara State Government has supported businesses owned by 100 young people in the State with N1m grant each.Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said youth inclusion and productive engagement are key to sustainable future.The N1m grant is funded through Kwapreneur 2.0, a programme specifically designed to support businesses owned...

Southern, Northern, M-Belt elders raise the alarm – VELOXNEWS

By Vincent KaluElders and leaders of the various socio-cultural organisations across the country have raised the alarm that Nigeria seems to be on a precipice, warning that unless the challenges are tackled immediately, the country might witness an economic disaster pretty soon.Leaders of different groups from...

Buhari launches national management doctrine – VELOXNEWS

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has launched the National Crisis Management Doctrine (NCMD), which he said aims to bridge the security services gap by encouraging collaboration among ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).The NCMD, which was developed by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA)...