THE Senate, on Wednesday in Abuja, confirmed Modibbo Hamman Tukur as the director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU)
Tukur will be serving as the first director of the NFIU since the unit was granted independence through legislation by the National Assembly.
The approval came after the adoption of the report of the committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes led by Chukwuka Utazi, senator representing Enugu- North constituency.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity has appointed Tukur the NFIU director.
The statement read, “In accordance with the provision of Section 5(1) of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Moddibbo 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.”
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congrtaulated Tukur who hails from Adamawa State in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.
Sararki also urged the new director to be professional in carrying out his duties.