• FG apologizes and deletes tweets about bank account owners undergoing compulsory registration after Nigerians expressed outrage
  • FG apologizes and deletes tweets about bank account owners undergoing compulsory registration after Nigerians expressed outrage

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has apologized to Nigerians on Twitter after people expressed outrage following an announcement made via the platform.



    The FG had announced that all account holders in financial Institutions are to undergo another compulsory registration exercise different from BVN, baring which there will be consequences (read here ).


    The tweets asked Nigerians to pick up self-certification forms from their financial institutions, complete them, and return. The aim, the FG said, is to help "financial institutions to carry out due diligence procedures in line with the Income Tax Regulations 2019."



    Nigerians reacted, asking why everyone has to go to their banks again to undergo the rigorous exercise of registering again. People also asked what then is the usefulness of BVN and National Identity Numbers if we still have to go through this process.



    The FG has now deleted the thread where the announcement was made. An apology was also published after the "misleading tweets" were deleted.



    In the apology, it was explained that this registration does not apply to "everybody".



    The apology reads: "We apologize 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."

    FG apologizes and deletes tweets about bank account owners undergoing compulsory registration after Nigerians expressed outrage
    FG apologizes and deletes tweets about bank account owners undergoing compulsory registration after Nigerians expressed outrage
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  • 18 Sep '20 - 08:10pm
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  • Comments (9)
  • pastornkanu on 18 Sep '20 - 08:58pm
    Confused people Manning leadership positions
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  • prince.nso on 18 Sep '20 - 09:02pm
    Nigeria leaders are confused, Creating another period of hardship for the people is uncalled for
    2
  • hamzat on 18 Sep '20 - 09:14pm
    thanks for the update
    1
  • enebechi on 18 Sep '20 - 10:11pm
    thanks for sharing this with us
    1
  • ben19 on 18 Sep '20 - 09:01pm
    thanks for the update
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  • hamzat on 18 Sep '20 - 09:18pm
    thanks for the update
    0
  • abubakrmb on 18 Sep '20 - 10:28pm
    Amazing updates nice one
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  • mmadu on 19 Sep '20 - 02:07am
    Nigerian leaders and their confusion.
    0
  • apaul on 19 Sep '20 - 08:08am
    very interesting news
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