FG apologizes, deletes tweets after Nigerians expressed outrage about bank account owners undergoing compulsory registration

September 18, 2020
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The Federal Government of Nigeria has apologized on Twitter after Nigerians expressed outrage following an announcement made via its social media handle.

In the apology, it was explained that this registration does not apply to “everybody”. 

FG apologizes and deletes tweets about bank account owners undergoing compulsory registration after Nigerians expressed outrage
FG apologizes and deletes tweets about bank account owners undergoing compulsory registration after Nigerians expressed outrage

The FG had announced that all account holders in financial Institutions are to undergo another compulsory registration exercise different from BVN, baring which there will be consequences.

The tweets had asked Nigerians to pick up self-certification forms from their financial institutions, complete them, and return.

See screenshots of the deleted tweets

Nigerians express outrage as FG announces on Twitter that all bank account owners are to undergo compulsory registration exercise different from BVN
Nigerians express outrage as FG announces on Twitter that all bank account owners are to undergo compulsory registration exercise different from BVN

This had sparked outrage on social media as Nigerians reacted, asking why everyone has to go to their banks again to undergo the rigorous exercise of registering again and what the usefulness of BVN and National Identity Numbers was.

Nigerians express outrage as FG announces on Twitter that all bank account owners are to undergo compulsory registration exercise different from BVN

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