EFCC orders NGOs to supply list of IDPs


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged all Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in Borno State to provide the list of beneficiaries of the funds provided for internally displaced persons by both local and international donors.

The Director, Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) domiciled in the EFCC, Daniel Isei gave the charge at an interactive meeting in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday.

He said the purpose for demanding the list of beneficiaries is in line with government’s effort to combat money laundering and terrorism financing in Nigeria.

Isei said the list would enable the EFCC to identify and verify the actual beneficiaries of the palliatives and cash provided by donors.

‘‘Our engagement with the NGOs is to ensure and enforce compliance with the regulations and laws against money laundering and to combat financiers of terrorism activities.

“This can only be achievable through proper identification of the beneficiaries of the Aids flows provided by the INGOs”, Isei said.

The EFCC also reiterated the importance of presenting ‘‘Cash Notification Forms’’ to its Maiduguri Command for vetting and approval before funds disbursement.

Isei warned that adequate sanctions as provided by law will be meted to any erring NGOs that refuse to conform to rules and regulations.

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