Followinmg the 14 days given banks by the a Federal High Court in Abuja on October 17, 2017 on the release of bank accounts without Bank Verification Numbers (BVN), customers who were yet to comply have been doing so as the number of BVN issued has risen to 30.655 million.
The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) also disclosed that Lagos state with over 6.06 million Biometric Verification Number (BVN) enrolments leads nine other states in total BVN registration as at September 2017.
The report by NIBSS also disclosed that 82,667 Nigerians in Diaspora have registered on the BVN.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in conjunction with the Bankers Committee in 2014 launched the Biometric Identification Project to provide a single biometric database for all banks’ customers nationwide.
The data by NIBSS disclosed that Rivers state followed Lagos State with 1.63 million; Oyo State, 1.5 million; Ogun state, 1.48 million; Federal Capital Territory, 1.31 million; Delta State, 1.23 million and Anambra State, 1.2 million.
Others are Kaduna State, 1.12 million; Edo state, 1.09 million and Kano State, 0.92 million.
The enrolment by age showed that 59 per cent enrollees are aged between 25 and 44.
For gender, NIBSS said 40.1 per cent and 59.9 per cent female and male respectively, making a total of 12.2 million.