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FG Apologises For Demanding Financial Institutions’ Re-registration of Details


The Federal Government has regretted and apologised for the wrong tweet which demanded that all account holders in the country’s financial institutions register their details again.

The FG had on Thursday demanded all account holders in banks, including insurance companies, to fill and submit a Self-Confirmation form.

It tweeted: “This is to notify the general public that all account holders in Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance Companies, etc) are required to obtain, complete, and submit Self – Certification Forms to their respective Financial Institutions.

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But in a tweet on Friday, the government apologised for misinformation.

It tweeted, “We apologise for the misleading tweets (now deleted) that went up yesterday, regarding the completion of self-certification forms by Reportable Persons. The message contained in the @firsNigeria Notice does not apply to everybody. FIRS will issue appropriate clarification shortly.”

The order was despite possession of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) and the National Identification Number (NIN) of account holders.

Several Nigerians took the Federal Government to the cleaners on social media, wondering what information it needed that couldn’t have been obtained from the existing BVN and NIN.

Perhaps miffed by the outrage, the Federal Government apologised for the new order, describing it as misinformation

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