The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that by June 1, 2021, it would demand bankers to submit their asset declaration forms.
EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed this while speaking to state house correspondents in Abuja today March 16 after a meeting with President Buhari. According to him, the order is to ensure that the country is free of economic and financial crimes.
He said, ”The assurance that I am going to give Nigerians going forward is that we will do our best to ensure that this country is free of economic and financial crimes. We understood that the tail end of every financial crime is for the criminals to have access to the funds that he or she has illegitimately gotten and we are worried about the roles of financial institutions.”
The EFCC Chairman added, “God willing, 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, Etc. (Declaration of Assets) Act. The EFCC come the 1st of June 2021 will be demanding for the declaration of asset forms filled by the bankers.”