BVN: CBN extends registration deadline for Nigerians in diaspora

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has further extended the deadline for Nigerian banks customers in diaspora to enroll for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) by six months four days after the previous deadline expired.

A statement issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria and signed by the director of Banking Supervision, ‘Dipo Fatokun, stated that the deadline for the registration and linkage of accounts has been extended from January 31, 2016, to June 30, 2016.

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The apex bank said in the statement that it has observed through a recent survey, the low percentage of the registration of Nigerian banks’ customers in the diaspora which may be attributed to lack of accessibility and unavailability of registration centres in some cities where the Nigerian community population is high.

To this end it listed 30 centres where they can register for their BVNs, adding that plans are on to deploy more centres in locations with high population. It, therefore, enjoined Nigerian banks’ customers who are yet to comply to do so before the end of the new deadline.

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In the United States of America, centres have been cited in Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Fransisco. In the United Kingdom, two centres were cited in London as well as Leicester and Manchester. There is also a center in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates as well as Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa.