The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the deadline and closure date for the Bank Verification Number BVN to October 31.
Trust Nigerians to always leave important issues for granted, most banks were flooded today for the last minute rush to meet up and get enroll for the BVN.
According to press statement from the Apex bank, the extension is necessary to enable a substantial customers of the banks and citizens at large get registered for the exercise.
This was contained in a circular issued by the apex bank and signed by Mr Dipo Fatokun, Director, Banking and Payment System Department, in Abuja on Tuesday.
“It has come to our notice that the BVN registration has elicited tremendous interest from the Nigerian bank customers who crowded the banking halls in order to beat the deadline.
“In view of the foregoing, it has become imperative for the banks to extend the timeline for all customers to have the BVN.
“The deadline for the enrolment is hereby extended from June 30 to October 31,” it stated.
According to the statement, the extension is expected to facilitate a smooth completion of the registration exercise.
It further stated that the extension would give Nigerian bank customers in the Diaspora, ample time to enrol into the programme.