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Sambo Heads Anti-Terror Panel

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THE Presidency has set up a committee   headed by Vice President Namadi Sambo to exit Nigeria from the list of countries with a poor anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) record.

Meanwhile, President Goodluck  Jonathan has inaugurated the Governing Board of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), with a charge to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure fruitful partnership with the private sector to address infrastructural deficit.

Government has also ordered immediate sanitisation of the country’s international airports to ensure strict enforcement of currency declaration rules by travellers.

The Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) in 2009 placed Nigeria among the grey list countries that had not made progress in the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime.

The ceremony conducted by Sambo on behalf of the President was held at the State House, Abuja yesterday.

He tasked the board under the chairmanship of former Senate President, Ken Nnamani to build on the achievements of the pioneer board, headed by former head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan.

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