President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Miss Hafsat Abubakar Bakare as the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), pending her confirmation by the Senate.

Prior to her appointment, Bakare had served as Deputy Director at the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, and was at different times the Head of the General Services Unit; Head of the Strategy and Re-orientation Unit, and Head of the Board Secretariat of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Miss Bakare is a lawyer and financial intelligence expert with years of experience in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, and counter-proliferation financing

She is expected to bring her wealth of experience and expertise to bare in her new role