Abuja - Nigeria has moved swiftly to ensure it is removed from an unenviable list of countries where corruption and financial crimes were widespread.
Days after it emerged the country's Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing Terrorism, government has constituted a Cabinet Committee to accelerate the removal of the country from the list.
The Committee under the chairmanship Vice President Namadi Sambo, during its maiden meeting was confident measures already put in place would eliminate such crimes in the country.
He said the President Goodluck Jonathan administration remained determined to the delisting of Nigeria from countries that FATF rated poorly.
“I urge committee members to work hard towards ensuring that we maintain the integrity of our financial system through effective implementation of laws and regulations against financial impropriety,” Sambo.
- CAJ News