To kick-start its 20th Anniversary DataPro®, Nigeria’s first indigenous Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Compliance Consulting and Training firm will be hosting the January meeting of the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (CCCoBIN).

The details of the event are as follows:

Venue:         Colonades Hotel

21 Alfred Rewane (Formerly Kingsway Road)

(By the Marriage Registry)

Ikoyi, Lagos.

Date:           Thursday, 29th January, 2015

CCCoBIN was established in 2007 by the Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) of all deposit money banks in Nigeria in collaborating with other development partners and stakeholders including DataPro®.

The objective is to foster the development and growth of AML/CFT compliance culture in our Financial Institutions (FIs) and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) and provide a veritable platform for Cooperation, Collaboration and Coordination (The 3Cs of compliance) among all stakeholders in the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing and the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Nigeria.

Today, CCCoBIN has the largest pool of experts, practitioners, professionals and stakeholders within the AML/CFT community in Nigeria.

Its membership now cuts across all other Development Banks, Merchant Banks, Discount Houses, International Banks in Nigeria, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), other Banking Regulators and Supervisors,  the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The committee has played vital roles in promoting and sustaining the culture of AML/CFT compliance in Nigeria and also insulating our financial system from the activities of money launderers, terrorist financiers, fraudsters and other criminal elements.

The platform provided by CCCoBIN also helps Nigeria fulfils its obligations as contained in Recommendation 2 of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), (The Paris-based International Standard setter on AML/CFT compliance issues worldwide) standards.

FOOTPRINTS

DataPro is regarded today as the leading and most experienced AML/CFT compliance training and consulting firm in Nigeria.

As the first indigenous AML/CFT compliance solution provider it has partnered with all the relevant agencies in spreading the gospel of compliance in Nigeria and other West African countries.

It offers AML/CFT compliance training services to more than 70% of the banks and other non-bank financial institutions in Nigeria.

In 2006, it partnered with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)in organizing the now annual Certificate Program on AML/CFT Compliance in Dubai, UAE for all Chief Compliance Officers, Intelligence and Security Agents in Nigeria.

Since 2007, it has jointly organized the Annual AML/CFT Compliance Stakeholders Summit with the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit/Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (NFIU/EFCC).

DataPro is the country consultant to GIABA, the FATF-Style regional body Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa.

In July 2010 it motivated the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit(NFIU) to jointly organise the first ever AML/CFT compliance training for Directors of all banks and Discount Houses in Nigeria.

DataPro is a development partner of the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (CCCOBIN).

Since its inception in 1995, DataPro has remained committed to its vision of providing Compliance Solutions, 3rd Party Verification Services, Business Information Reports and Credit Risk Services to end-users not only in Nigeria but all over the world.

DataPro also operates as a Credit Rating Agency in Nigeria.