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Nigerian banks lose 2m customers in 2 years – Statistics

Despite Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) effort to promote financial inclusion,Nigerian banks lost over 2 million customers between 2016 and 2017.

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According to statistics from the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), the number of active bank accounts also reduced by 1.5 million, dropping from 65 million to 63.5 million.

The statistics obtained by the Newsmen from the NIBSS website on Sunday, showed that the total number of bank customers dropped from 61 million in 2016 to 59 million in 2017.

According to NIBSS, the banking sector, however, made great strides in linking customers’ account using the Bank Verification Number (BVN).

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