Posted by News Express | 30 November 2015 | 2,654 times
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the extension of registration for the Biometric Verification Number (BVN) for men of the Armed Forces.
The Deputy Governor Operations of the CBN, Mr Suleiman Barau, gave a hint about the extention at a budget defense session in the National Assembly on Monday.
He told the Senate Committee on Appropriation that the CBN had received the request of the Defence Minister for an extension of the deadline for the BVN registration.
Mr Barau, who came along with other relevant stakeholders concerned with the proposed 465 billion Naira Supplementary Budget, said that the bank understood the plight of the military operatives.
Earlier, the Minister of Defence, Mr Dan Ali Mohammed, had asked the Senate Committee on Appropriation to intervene and urged the CBN to extend the BVN registration for military operatives.
Mr Mohammed said that the soldiers could not abandon their operations at the war front to go for the registration and requested that they should not be further punished by denying them access to their account. (Channels TV)
•Photo shows CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele.
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