The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says non-governmental organisations are susceptible to the risk of terrorism financing.
It said activities of NGOs in Nigeria, especially in the North East, where the country is challenged by a humanitarian crisis created by Boko Haram, remained a source of worry for the authorities due to the absence of a unified comprehensive regulatory and supervisory framework.
EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, stated these in Abuja Monday at a programme organized by the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering.
“Unfortunately, the sector has been susceptible to the risk of terrorist financing. In particular, the vulnerability of the sector has been a global concern as it has been used to raise, move funds and provide logistical support to terrorists’ organisations,” he said.