Osinbajo inaugurates National Sanctions Committee
to trace terrorists funds
– Yemi Osinbajo inaugurates the National Sanctions Committee to trace and freeze sources of funds for terrorists
– The chairman of the committee is the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN)
– Members of the committee include minister of foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, Director-General DSS, Lawal Daura, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris
Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday, January 19, inaugurated the National Sanctions Committee at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, The Punch reports.
We gathered that Osinbajo while restating the present administration’s commitment to eliminating terrorism in the country said the committee is saddled with the responsibility of tracing and freezing sources of funds for terrorists.
The committee members include Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Mongunu; Director-General, Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Other members are Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar and Director-General Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who serves as the chairman of the committee, in his remarks assured the government that the committee will deliver on its mandate.
It was previously reported that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is heading a presidential committee which consists of nine state governors saddled with the responsibility of ending the herdsmen’s killings being witnessed in parts of the country.
Punch reports that this was one of the decisions reached at a meeting of the National Economic Council held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, January 18.
The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over Osinbajo.