Bawa Usman, the zonal head of the EFCC in Sokoto has openly announced that it’s not a compulsory state for Nigerians to have a bank account.
He made this statement known to the media earlier and backed it with the image of the highly fraudulent and insider crimes in the bank sectors recorded in Nigeria.
He believed and vowed that if Nigerians should succumb to this medium it will be pretty much susceptible for their services across the whole Nigeria.
In his words, he said:
“Nearly 40 per cent of Americans do not have accounts. So, it is not very compulsory for everybody in Nigeria to have a bank account”
“Such delays jeopardise our investigation. Financial institutions must collaborate with us toward curtailing money laundering, illegal financing, and other illicit flows of money”
“The meeting is a response to the directive of the EFCC leadership. It is one of numerous strategies toward fighting all manners of corruption”
“The commission strives to ensure that fraudsters do not get away with proceeds of crimes undetected. To achieve this, we are appealing to all banks to facilitate a better working relationship with the anti-graft agency.”