Politicians pressurizing us to divulge information - NFIU
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit says some politicians and senior government officers are pressurizing its staff unduly to reveal some pertinent information or the operations of the unit to them.
It, however, warned concerned persons to desist from putting “illegal pressure” on the unit and stop inordinate requests for information from it, saying the unit does not release information for administrative, civil and business reasons or requests.
NFIU Chief Media Analyst, Ahmed Dikko, in a statement yesterday, noted that laws and standards of Nigeria only permit the unit to share information with law enforcement, regulatory, defence and security and corresponding agencies in over 170 countries.
He noted that the unit shares the information with the countries because they are also co-owners and co-controllers of intelligence and compliance processes at all Financial Intelligence Units.