By Festus Fifen.
The Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit NFIU has stated in clear terms that the Anti Corruption Agency does not release information for administrative, civil and business reasons or requests.
This was contained In a statement from the Agency signed by their chief Media Analyst, Ahmed Dikko.
According to Dikko, the Agency is forced to react to attempts by some individuals to introduce politics, illegal pressure and inordinate requests for information from the NFIU.
In his words ” We had to appropriately enlighten all calibre of officers in this category to know that Intelligence Institutions of government are generally apolitcal , operating within fixed and tailored mandate.”
” The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit is also an agency created at the heart of global best practice to support crime analysis and Intelligence building locally and internationally.”
Dikko said for future and records purposes , the laws and standards permit the agency to share information with Law enforcement, Regulatory, Defence and Security, and corresponding agencies in over 170 countries who are also co owners and co controllers of Intelligence and compliance processes at all FIUs.
Dikko Added ” categorically we do not release information for administrative, civil and business reasons or requests.”
” Equally we will always respond to any attempt or an inkling of it to bring, introduce or incline local and international politics to our operations.
“FIUs are also consistently reviewed mutually, so even for our staff there are repeated warnings. Influence peddling or mediocrity can substitute professional conduct or personal character. Any Officer, whose conducts do not meet FIU best practices will always be responded to within the law.” Dikko stated.
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