The Kaduna Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Harry Erin on Tuesday, May 5, 2021 met with Compliance Officers of Banks in an effort to improve the synergy and cooperation between the EFCC and the financial institutions in the fight against all forms of criminality within the banking sector.

Erin, in his welcome address thanked the bankers for being able to attend the meeting while charging them to uphold banking ethics, and alert the Commission of any unwholesome practice in the sector.

Reiterating the fact that banks are important stakeholders in the fight against corruption, the Zonal Head however bemoaned delayed response by banks to letters from the Commission.

He also listed giving customers’ information to unauthorized persons and non-adherence to Know-Your-Customer rule, among challenges in the Commission’s relationship with banks.

He called on banks to assist the EFCC in tracing customers who perpetrate criminal activities using the institutions.

 

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5 May, 2021