COVID-19: Nigerians Grumble as New FG Directive May Cause Overcrowding in Banks

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Nigerians have expressed fear over COVID-19 safety protocols as the Federal Government orders all bank account owners to go to their respective banks and fill forms.

A notice released on the official Twitter handle of the government says that “the Federal Government of Nigeria has directed Nigerians with accounts in any financial institutions to obtain, complete and submit Self – Certification Forms to their respective financial institutions.

The financial institutions comprise of banks, insurance companies and others”.

The forms, according to a tweet thread from the verified account of the Government of Nigeria explained that the forms are required by the relevant financial institutions to carry out due diligence procedures in line with the Income Tax Regulations 2019.

Nigerians are more uncomfortable that despite the existence of BVN and biometric systems, account owners are required to visit all the banks they have different accounts for the exercise.

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