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NGOs must get EFCC clearance before moving cash in and out of North-East

Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Ibrahim Magu, the Acting-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has noted that Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organisations must get the clearance of the commission before moving cash in the North-East region.

The statement came following the recent shut down of an NGO in the region by the Nigerian Army. The Army closed down the NGO after discovering N20million cash hidden in its vehicle loaded with fishes.

The EFCC chairman urged the Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, to ensure that NGOs moving cash in the region gets clearance from the anti-graft.

The decision was to ensure that terrorists are not financed by these humanitarian organizations.

Magu who was represented by Lawrence Iwodi during his courtesy visit to the Commander of Maimalari Barracks, Maiduguri, said that it is mandatory for humanitarian group to notify the EFCC when moving cash in the north-east region.

The anti-graft had since compiled the names of all NGOs in the Boko Haram ravaged region (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa). The EFCC also monitors their financial activities in the region.

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