The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has disclosed that any Nigerian who is able to give out any positive information about any one hiding money anywhere would be given 5 percent of the recovered money.
Bawa stated this in an interview with Deutsche Welle (DW) Hausa service, saying President Muhammadu Buhari did well to approve the redesigning.
According to Daily Trust, the EFCC chair also noted that there’s no political reason behind the redesigning of the Nigerian notes. He further stressed that some people are hiding public funds in their houses and that’s why the hiding of changing the notes came up, so that they can bring those money out and deposit them in banks.
He said, “There is no political motive in this; some people siphoned and hid public funds that is why we want them to bring them out and nobody says they should not bring them, what government says is let them deposit such money in banks.”
“Any Nigerian who reports any person with suspicious hidden money will be given 5% of the money, if investigated and found guilty,” he added.