By Kesi Nestor
The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Major General Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd) has approved payment of seven hundred and seventy-five delegates with bank verification number issues, whose accounts were recently put on hold.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Programme, Freston Akpor, notes the creation of a new portal to address delegates with multiple accounts linked to their bank verification numbers.
It also stated that Major general Ndiomu (rtd) is concerned about the lingering BVN issue and expressed optimism that it would be tackled for good.
The statement further noted that those affected delegates are urged to remain calm as the verification committee has already cleared a minimum of seven hundred and seventy-five cases whose payment are received following an approval by the Interim Administrator.
Furthermore, it said that the verification committee is working in accordance with the provisions of the regulatory framework put in place by the Central Bank of Nigeria which in collaboration with the Bankers’ Committee, had earlier deployed a centralised Bank Verification Number System in February 2014, as part of an overall strategy of ensuring effectiveness of “Know Your Customer” (KYC) principle to promote safe, reliable and efficient payments system.