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NIGERIANS WELCOME BVN DEADLINE EXTENSION

 

When the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a deadline of June 30, 2015, for Nigerians to register for Bank Verification Number (BVN) with their respective banks as any customer without it will not be able to make transaction in and outside Nigeria, many people stormed the banks to beat the deadline but not everybody could scale through which informed the extension of the deadline to October 31, 2015.

Some Nigerians ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke told us the challenges of getting the number and also applauded deadline extension

 

‘There was no challenge, at all’,  JANET BIDEMI – Yes, I have done my BVN registration. I did it in April. There was no challenge, at all. That day, I actually went to the bank to lodge in money. While I was on the queue, I just stepped out to quickly, get it done because the queue was not long. It took less than 10 minutes.

It’s good that it has been extended, at least all the people that have not done theirs can now do it. It would have been serious trouble if CBN had not extended it.

 

‘There was no serious stress’,  CYNTHIA AKALEFU – I have done my BVN registration. No, there was no serious stress. Only that I had to re-sign like three times. You have to sign on the glass twice, in my case, it was not matching. The system eventually picked it. The extension is good, considering that a lot of people still did not register until the last day.

But I am surprised that people who did not have time for more than one year, suddenly on the last day they all had time to visit the bank for their BVN registration. This our attitude of rushing in the last minute has to stop. Now, more people can have their own numbers with the extension.

 

‘Many would have lost their money’,  AUSTINO MILADO – I commend the Central Bank of Nigeria for extending the deadline for the BVN exercise. Many would have lost their money, though they would have sought redress in court. I encourage all Nigerians to use this extension to update their bank account.

 

“It’s a good decision’,  CHIOMA OKOYE – It’s a good policy, though the June 30 deadline was not fair. Thank God they have now extended it. But trust Nigerians, they would still wait till October deadline. My advice is that we all should get our BVN. The CBN also needs to educate the public on the new policy.

 

‘It didn’t take much time’, FRANK IROEGBU – When I did mine around March it was stress free. It didn’t take much time. I was really in a hurry that day when I was asked to get it done by one of the bank staffs. I did it quite quickly and was out of the bank fast. I don’t understand why people like doing things during the rush hour. Is it more fun or something? I understand some are busy, but I believe you can create some time for something as important as this. Don’t be surprised by October some will be asking for further extension.

 

‘It doesn’t waste time’,  JULIUS OBINA – I succeeded in doing mine that same Tuesday, June 30, 2015. I got to the bank very early when the queue wasn’t that long. It doesn’t waste time. It’s only that we Nigerians usually demonstrate non-challant attitude towards everything until a deadline is issued.

Left to me, it should be a continual exercise as long as banks keep having customers on a daily basis. That four month can’t be enough at all. We couldn’t just forget in a hurry what happened during PVC collection before the 2015 general elections. It has always been like that.

 

‘We all believe in die-minute exercise which is very bad’,  ZAINAB ASIFAT – I am yet to get my BVN. I went to my bank on Tuesday, June 30, people were many. And those attending to us were few. I had to go back to my shop. That has always been the practice. We all believe in die-minute exercise which is very bad.

But in all, it’s good that it has been extended by four month. However, that does not mean everybody would have done it at the end of that period. So, I will advise that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) adds about two months to it.

 

‘It was easy’,  JOHN AMANZE – I can’t recall any particular hitch during the registration. It was easy. From the bio details, to photograph and biometrics, it was smooth. The extension was a good idea, considering that some were not able to register the last time. You can’t just close people’s accounts like that, it’s not proper. More people can have their registration done within this extension.

 

‘It’s a good gesture’, SYLVIA UCHE OJI – We should commend the CBN for their handling of the BVN. I welcome the extension of the deadline for the exercise. I also think it should be a continuous update.

 

‘Kudos to the CBN’, PROF. CHRIS NWAOKEABIA – The decision to extend the deadline for the BVN is a welcome development. It allows for ample time to sensitize the public on its necessity. And they should make good use of this opportunity. Kudos to the CBN.

 

‘It’s a Good Gesture’ , SYLVIA UCHE OJI – We should commend the CBN for their handling of the BVN. I welcome the extension of the deadline for the exercise. I also think it should be a continuous update.

 

‘Kudos to the CBN’, PROF. CHRIS NWAOKEABIA – The decision to extend the deadline for the BVN is a welcome development. It allows for ample time to sensitize the public on its necessity. And they should make good use of this opportunity. Kudos to the CBN.

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