Extend BVN deadline, bank customers tell CBN


Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor
Bank customers in Pankshin, Plateau, on Monday called for the extension of the deadline for the ongoing Bank Verification Number (BVN), which would end on June 30.
The only two operating banks in Pankhsin, United Bank of Africa (UBA) and Unity Bank Plc, were crowded with customers jostling to beat the deadline.
Some of the customers, who spoke with NAN in Pankshin, appealed to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to extend the deadline.
Hajiya Hadiza Yusuf, a housewife, said she was not aware of the ongoing verification exercise till last weekend.
“My friend and I left our children at home in Dengi, Kanam Local Government Area, to Pankshin for the exercise but we are afraid if we can register,“ she said.
Mr Litpan Ezra, a student of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, appealed to CBN to consider those yet to register.
Ezra said many would not be able to register, adding that, “The authorities should extend the deadline and equally go on massive enlightenment campaign to enable those in the remote places register,” he said.
Mr Jacob Guwong, a farmer, said it was a friend who intimated him of the ongoing exercise, adding that, “I wouldn’t have known let alone be at the bank to verify my account.”
NAN reports that the CBN introduced the exercise in 2014 to enable banks check fraudulent practices by customers. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper