Committee of E-Banking Industry Heads (CeBIH) has called for public support and understanding for the cashless policy scheduled to go nationwide from July 1st.
Chairman, CeBIH, Mr. Chuks Iku made this call while addressing a press conference in Lagos. Iku said that in preparation for the extension of the policy to other parts of Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has commenced sensitisation campaign in the form of town hall meetings and seminars aimed at enhancing public awareness about the policy. He said, while these efforts are commendable, it is also important that members of the public support the apex bank by attending these meetings.
He said, “The CBN in preparing for the nationwide roll-out among other initiatives has engaged consultants to create awareness for the cash-less drive who have been involved in public sensitization, market awareness and engagement in various parts of the country in order to enlighten citizens about the cash-less policy.
These consultants have worked in various states such as Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun etc. This will continue until all the states of the federation are covered. It is worthy of note that statistics gathered from these various locations signify that Nigerians are receptive towards the cash-less policy. The Committee of e-Banking Industry Heads has provided support for this awareness creation drive and is proud to be associated with the success recorded so far”
Iku said that CeBIH as a body is committed to ensure the delivery of excellent e-payment services throughout the country and are prepared to continuously support the cash-less drive of the CBN even as the apex bank is concluding plans to ensure the successful nationwide roll-out of the policy.
He said as part of efforts to promote excellent e-payment services, CeBIH has initiated moves to enhance competence of its members through international certification training. “It is our belief that the quality of service provided by our members will depend largely on the quality of their exposure to current global trends and trainings available in the e-payment industry.