FG will not name, shame terrorism financiers, says AGF

The Federal Government says it will not name and shame identified financiers of terrorism in the country
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, spoke in an interview weekend, on the sidelines of the 27th Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA. Ministerial Committee Meeting in Abuja.

He had earlier noted that the government had identified terrorism financiers in the country, but added however, that the government would not go into naming and shaming because it may jeopardise further investigation or apprehension of other people involved.
Earlier in his speech, Fagbemi, had praised the good work GIABA was doing in the effort to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in West Africa, pointing out that it was incumbent on member states to provide all the support necessary for the group to conduct its work in a more effective and efficient manner.
His words, “As a capable and technically confident organisation, GIABA can and should put before the rest of the global Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism financing, AML/CFT, network, the aspirations and peculiarities of our region.
“I also believe we need to take some time for introspection and an assessment of where we have fallen short. In particular, looking at the effectiveness of our AML/CFT/CPF frameworks, it is clear that across the region there is significant room for improvement."
Fagbemi further urged member states of GIABA  to recommit themselves to becoming champions for truly effective national AML/CFT/CPF systems;  “to become leaders who push our national institutions to perform to the highest of their capabilities; to recognise that the FATF Standards are not punitive measures but tools to help us assure the safety, security and prosperity of our countries, our region, our continent and indeed the global community.”