The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) says the legislation establishing the company, permits it to share info with Law enforcement, Regulatory, Defence and Security and corresponding companies in over 170 nations who’re additionally co-owners and co-controllers of Intelligence and compliance processes in any respect FIUs.
NFIU disclosed this in an announcement by its Chief Media Analyst, Ahmed Dikko.
The company additionally issued a public discover and advisory to politicians and senior authorities officers over the sudden rise in requests and unlawful strain for info from the company.
Dikko mentioned it has turn into essential to enlighten and allow them to know that Intelligence Institutions of presidency are usually apolitical, working inside mounted and tailor-made mandate.
He defined that the company was created on the coronary heart of worldwide finest practices to help crime evaluation and Intelligence constructing regionally and internationally.
The assertion reads, “We are forced to react to attempts to introduce politics, illegal pressure on and inordinate requests for information from the NFIU.
“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.
“For future and records, our laws and standards permit us 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.
“Additionally and 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 or 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.”