The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit(NFIU), made this known in a statement on Saturday by its Chief Media Analyst, Ahmed Dikko, hours after the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) faulted the January 5, 2023 announcement by the NFIU, directing banks to stop executing demands for cash from public accounts from March 1, 2023
“The recent NFIU Advisory and Guidelines on cash transactions were simply outside the NFIU’s legal remit and mandate,” Governor Aminu Tambuwal-led NGF said in a statement.
The NGF also set up a six-member committee to engage the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in addressing “anomalies in the country’s monetary management and financial system”.
In its reaction, the NFIU said, “First of all we are ready to partner with the six-man committee they set up. We will enlighten them.
“Secondly we acted within our functions and the law. We issued the Guidelines to control the barrage of investigations that we saw coming. Our Guidelines were meant to help the Governors not to fight them or any public servant.”