IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ICAN MEMBERS!!!

SPECIAL CONTROL UNIT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING: ONLINE REGISTRATION BY DESIGNATED NON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Kindly recall the twin Circulars of the Central Bank of Nigeria FPR/DIR/CIR/GEN/VOL. 1/025 and FPR/CIR/GEN/VOL.1/028 that required banks to obtain, from Designated Non-Financial Institutions (DNFIs), evidence of registration with the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML).

To ease the process of registration and confirmation of the status of registration of DNFIs, SCUML has put the following structures in place:

1. Inserted a link on its website, www.scuml.org, which contains a list of DNFIs registered with SCUML. The list will be continuously reviewed and updated to capture legacy and future data.

2. Created a help desk for the purpose of interface with third parties to facilitate inquiries and to help with registration. The e-mail address of the help desk is info@scuml.org and it can be reached on phone number +234-(0)9-7806364.

3. Introduced an online registration process to facilitate and make the registration process easier. DNFIs, may, from any location apply online for registration. Upon receipt of the online application, same will be processed and a certificate issued accordingly.

SCUML hereby invites you (our members) to take advantage of the above structures put in place and to immediately advise it of any deficiencies you may notice. It also craves your indulgence to advise it of any further measures you believe is appropriate in enhancing AML/CFT compliance amongst DNFIs.