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BVN: Central Bank sets up centre in South Africa

By The Rainbow
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In its bid to ensure every bankable Nigerian is captured in the current bank verification exercise, the Central Bank of Nigeria has opened an office in far away South Africa for holders of Nigeria bank accounts to be captured in the exercise.

This recent development was made known to newsmen in South Africa on Sunday by Nigeria’s Consul General, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke.

Ajulu-Okeke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg that the CBN was worried about the number of Nigerians abroad not captured in the Bank Verification Number (BVN) exercise.

She said the bank approved that the centre, located in Johannesburg, should carry out the exercise to enable Nigerians in South Africa with accounts at home be captured for the BVN.

“ The good news is that from South Africa, Nigerians can monitor their accounts at home and feel relaxed that their accounts will not be closed because they were not captured for the BVN,“ she said.

The Consul-General also said that the Consulate, with the approval of the Nigeria Immigration Service, had set up a new passport and visa processing centre in South Africa.

According to her, the centre was in the same building with the one approved by the Central Bank to carry out biometrics verification for BVN.

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