NBA, EFCC Parley For Anti-Money Laundering Sensitization For Lawyers

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The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are to hold the NBA Anti-money Laundering, NBA-AML, Sensitization Workshop for lawyers in the country.

NBA National Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal said on Saturday: “As you are aware, Chapter 2 of the Rules of Professional Conduct 2023 provides Guidelines And Rules On Anti-Money Laundering And Combating The Financing Of Terrorism For Legal Practitioners.

“The rules underscore the preparedness of Legal Practitioners to self regulate; not to be subjected to external control by law enforcement agencies, and project the reputation of the NBA as a responsible self-regulatory body.

“Our role in the fight against money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism cannot be overemphasized.

“This sensitization workshop for legal practitioners in Nigeria highlights the importance of AML compliance, and the role of lawyers in preventing financial crimes, and provides a comprehensive understanding of the NBA guidelines.

“This is the first in the series of this sensitization exercise and shall hold on May 21, 2024, at the NBA House, Abuja, by 8 a.m.

“We are privileged to have in this series, two very senior members of the Bar, take us through the workshop and shall also get perspectives from the relevant enforcement agencies.

“Physical attendance is encouraged. Members can also join virtually,” the statement added.

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