Mixed reactions followed the recent request from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti-graft agency recently asked commercial banks to ask their clients’ source of income.
According to some Nigerians, the agency should also ask to know the origin of the poverty of certain clients who have nothing in their account.
Here are some reactions from Nigerians seen by Legit.ng on Facebook.
“Things are getting really out of hand in this country. Perhaps, sooner, we will ask EFCC when and where is ideal to have sex with our spouses.”
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Lucky Gideon Scott
“Very soon they will all go bankrupt due to the lack of customers, whether in crypto or anything other than traditional banks.”
EFCC asks Nigerian banks to question their clients’ sources of income
Obison K Obison
“It happens in all developed countries. That is why the crime rate is considerably lower than in developing countries. However, what concerns me is that it should go through. That politicians should also be. controlled and not just ordinary people. “
“If you don’t have a skeleton in your closet then you have nothing to fear. It’s a step in the right direction and this new development is welcoming.”
Lgd Gbenga SimpuLagadas
“This country is a joke. Can you imagine that. They should be able to mandate the banks to ask and investigate the reasons for customer poverty. This commission must cover their face in shame.”
Ojediran Akinola Ojeniyi
“EFCC has no creativity, someone will wake up one day and bring up an absurd idea why the EFCC can’t ask the bank to ask its customers why they don’t make a deposit.”
Godwin Emmanuel Aiyelabola
“If and only if they could keep the same energy on politicians, this country would be better than this.”
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âIs there a law on this? The law is clear. Banks must notify the EFCC of any large deposits from a customer. It is the duty of the EFCC to inquire about the client’s deposit. We live in a lawless country. “
“And banks should also ask customers why they don’t have money in their account and keep withdrawing and not depositing. In fact, the EFCC should urgently start questioning the source of poverty in Nigeria as well. “
âNigeria is falling seriously on a daily basis. If not a country like Nigeria, a country that has no shame, a country where hunger and famine have taken hold. You still have to investigate. the source of someone’s capital … that’s a silly idea. “
Alexandre Nkwa Chukwu
“Why not ask the banks what the source of their clients’ poverty is? In the past six months, I haven’t deposited a single naira into a bank account. It’s absurd! For my bank to show them my balance. count which is 0.94.54. “
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Okowa said fear was the factor behind the confrontation between the financial regulator and the founders of tech startups in the country, and their reserves are not being moved.
In 2021, the government, through the central bank, had banned cryptocurrency exchanges from operating in Nigeria since February following a price bubble in bitcoin and other digital currencies.