By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Modibbo Hamman Tukur as the Director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja on Monday.
The statement read, “In accordance with the provision of Section 5(1) of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Act 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Modibbo Hamman Tukur as a Director of the Unit.
“This was contained in a letter dated January 7, 2019 to the Senate President seeking the confirmation of the nominee by the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.”
Tukur, who is from Adamama State, is a holder of Master of Science (MSc) degree in International Business.
He is currently an Assistant Director in the NFIU, and has vast international experience in illegal assets recovery.