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Access To Financial Services For Every Nigerian Adult Compulsory For Banks in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has set state-by-state target for the 21 commercial banks and 942 Micro finance banks in the country to ensure that every Nigerian adult has access to financial services.

Elizabeth Agu, the CBN Branch Controller, Federal Capital Territory, made this known on Thursday in Abuja at the inauguration of the Financial Inclusion State Steering Committee, FISSCO.
She said CBN had broken down the target state-by-state “to ensure that the masses and people at the grassroots have access to financial services such as payments, savings, credit, insurance and pension.”
She added that target for banks was set because the CBN planned to achieve 80 per cent financial inclusion by 2020, yet two years to the deadline, the country had only achieved 41.6 per cent.
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