[lg policy] CBN tasked to conduct cash-less sensitisation in Nigerian languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 30 13:43:56 UTC 2013

 CBN tasked to conduct cash-less sensitisation in Nigerian languages

    Written by  Kola Oyelere- Kano
    Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been called upon to conduct the
cash-less sensitisation exercise in three major Nigerian languages so
as to carry people at the grassroots along.

According to a cross section of people, who attended a sensitisation
programme organised by the CBN, which was held on Tuesday at the
Central Hotel, Kano, the CBN should domesticate the cash-less policy
enlightenment because “majority of the people at the grassroots are

They were of the opinion that if the CBN could conduct the
sensitisation exercise in Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo languages, an average
Nigerians who cannot communicate in English language would be carried
along and be able to embrace the policy.

However, while speaking at the occasion, CBN Governor, Malam Lamido
Sanusi, said the cash-less policy would go a long way to assist people
from carrying buck money which may pose a serious security risk.

According to him, the idea was introduced to modernise Nigeria’s
payment system as well as to reduce the cost of banking services and
improve effectiveness of monetary policy.

Sanusi, who was represented by the Share Service Officer, Mr Yanduma
Aaron Aminu, said the cash-less policy would drive financial
inclusion, reduce high security and safety risk, foster transparency,
curb corruption and leakages.

Earlier, the branch controller, CBN, Alhaji Abdulkadir Ahmed, said the
cash-less policy was first introduced in Lagos State on April 1,2012,
he added that the forum was one of the CBN sessions to sensitise
stakeholders on the policy.


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