Mr. Ola Olukoyede EFCC Executive Chairman

The Financial and Monetary CrimesCommission has placed global colleges charging tuition in bucks and a range of foreign currencies echange below surveillance to reduce assist the pressure on the naira.

The Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Dele Oyewale, confirmed the pattern to Punch on Thursday.

He acknowledged the company would clamp down on colleges and a range of organisations charging foreign currencies echange, stressing that it modified into unlawful for colleges, hotels and corporations running within the country to price for companies and products in foreign currencies echange.

In preserving with him, the 7,000-man special assignment power on buck racketeers running all the way by way of the EFCC zonal instructionsmodified into monitoringthe colleges and a range of organisations that will be fascinated about the illegality.

In a toddle to curb the free tumble of the naira in opposition to the buck, the ant-graft company summoned the proprietors of non-public universities and a range of colleges in February, charging tuition in bucks.

Oyewale acknowledged it modified into unlawfulfor any business running within the country to price for its companies and products in foreign denominations apart from the naira, vowing sanctions for any breach of the legislation.

He mentioned, “Every person is conscious ofthat itis unlawful to price in plenty of denominations apart from the naira.Whether or no longer in Chinese language or American currency, any transactionthatisno longer denominatedin naira in Nigeriathe EFCC is in opposition to it.

“So, the duty power is in space to test thatandNigerians must be joyful about that.It isn’t luminouscolleges,hotelshowever plenty of entities all the way by way of the countrythat are doing this must come assistto the naira as our perfect snug.

“Naira is the emblem of our financial systemandevery part that has to enact with the financial system in Nigeria mustbe executedin naira.’’