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BBC Pidgin of Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Source: www.bbc.com

Central Bank of Nigeria don drop revised directive on biometric number use

Godwin Emefiele, CBN govnor Godwin Emefiele, CBN govnor

Central Bank of Nigeria say any pesin wey forge documents for banking transactions fit no access ATMs and POS services.

CBN announce dis for di revised regulatory framewok for Bank Verification Number on Wednesday October 13, 2021.

Di Central Bank of Nigeria draw ear give pipo say if you use forged document, use fake information or collect fraudulent money, dem go add you inside watch-list with di use of your Bank Verification Number.

Dis mean say dem fit block you to access all electronic channels wey include ATM, OS, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, USSD and issuing of third party cheques for your current bank and prevent you to open new account.

Dis na part of di CBN drive to promote financial system stability as dem drop dia revised regulatory framework for Bank Verification Number and Watch-list for the Nigerian Banking Industry.

For communiqué wey dem release, di CBN say di framework na to boost "know your customer" processes.

Dem establsh di Watchlist with customer BVN for pipo wey go against di framework.

Some of di oda breaches wey fit use your account do anytin oda than to collect money na:

  • If Pesin no provide do right biometrics and information. Or if you no report if your biometrics don change, like if you lose your finger.


  • If you no report any strange activities wey dey happun for your account give your bank.


  • If dem catch you say oyu go against AML/CFT laws


  • For customers wey de di Watchlist dia punshment go get grade.

    If di breach bin no involve money, you fit chop your punishment for up to five years while if e involve money or you don enta Wathlist many times, you fit chop your punishment for ten years.

    Under di revised framework, banks get one day afta, dien confam say di customer don die to tel NIBSS son dem go mark am as DECEASED.