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APBN to collaborate with EFCC in fight against corruption


By SundiataPOST, Abuja

The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) on Thursday said that it would collaborate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The association said this in Lagos via a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Mrs Margaret Oguntala. The statement quoted Mr Gabriel Fasoto, the association’s 1st Deputy President, as saying this, while receiving Mr Bala Sanga, the Director of EFCC’s Special Unit against Money Laundering, in Lagos.

It said that Fasoto said that the association would explore every avenue to aid the implementation of the Anti-money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Law in Nigeria.

The statement said that Fasoto pledged that the APBN would also ensure that its member-bodies complied with the regulation on registration with the Special Control Unit.

It said that Sanga said that his visit was to underscore the need for all professionals to register with the directorate as “a means of flushing out quacks and criminals’’.

It also quoted the EFCC official as saying that the unit would aid the association’s capacity-building efforts via local and overseas training.

The statement said that Sanga said that the directorate had issued out over 8,000 certificates, adding that it was still battling with the challenge of non-compliance.

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