By Ali Smart
This is cheery news for Nigerians in the Diaspora as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has extended Bank Verification Number registration exercise for those who are yet to complete it.
It would be recalled that the CBN had earlier extended the exercise to 31 January 2016.
However, in a circular issued by the apex bank on Thursday, the CBN noted that it had observed through a survey the low percentage of registration of Nigerian banks’ customers abroad, due mainly to lack of accessibility to registration centres and unavailability of registration centres in some cities with large Nigerian population.
In the circular signed by Dipo Fatokun, Director Banking and Payments Systems Department, the CBN informed all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) that BVN enrollment of Nigerian banks’ customers in the Diaspora has been extended to 30th June 2016 to enable such customers complete the enrollment and link the BVN to their bank accounts.
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