TWO DAYS MUTUAL EVALUATION TRAINING WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY THE NIGERIAN FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT (NFIU) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON AML/CFT.

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) organized a two days training workshop on National Mutual Evaluation for members of the Mutual Evaluation Technical Committee, on the 13th and 14th of July 2018, at the Immaculate Hotels & Apartments, Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria.

The objectives of the workshop was to sensitize Members of the Mutual Evaluation Technical Committee on the processes and procedures of National Mutual Evaluation and to enlighten members of their responsibilities at the upcoming Mutual Evaluation to be conducted on Nigeria.

Thirty Eight (38) participants from the Mutual Evaluation Technical Committee attended the workshop. These included a range of officials drawn from key AML/CFT stakeholder Ministries, Departments & Agencies in Nigeria, and the group heads of nine working groups of the National Risk Assessment team. The workshop provided a platform where key stakeholders interacted and shared experiences all aimed at ensuring Nigeria gets a high ranking in the next Mutual Evaluation Process.

The workshop was facilitated by a team of trained and experienced assessors. Discussions at the workshop covered the following areas; Mutual Evaluation Process (MEP), Review of 2008 Mutual Evaluation Report, Assessing Technical Compliance, Risk and Context, Assessing Effectiveness/Lead Agencies, Assessing Immediate Outcome, Data and Statistics, Discussions and Interviews, Lead Agencies, Writing and Presentation of MER, Challenges in conducting Assessment.

At the conclusion of the training workshop, the Director, NFIU thanked members for their active participation and enjoined them to maintain the level of commitment shown so far. He informed members that there will be a bigger workshop on the Mutual Evaluation in the 1st or 2 nd week of October 2018.