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Egmont Group: National Assembly passes bill, separates NFIU from EFCC

The National Assembly concluded work on the bill establishing the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit as an independent entity by endorsing the Conference Committee report of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

At the House of Representatives, members in plenary, simply adopted the recommendations of the report at a session presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun.

By that action and a similar adoption by the Senate, the NFIU bill stood passed.

A clean copy of the bill will now be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent before March 11.

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