A Non-Governmental Organisation, Positive Relations Foundation (PRF), has advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and commercial banks, to take the Bank Verification Number(BVN) sensitization drive to rural communities.
The National Coordinator of PRF, Mr Obinna Nwaka, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.
In a recent statement, the CBN had said that 32 million active bank accounts holders were yet to be captured in the ongoing BVN exercise as at September.
According to Nwaka, the call for the improved awareness became necessary, given the low level of the awareness of the BVN registration in rural communities.
He said that many Nigerians who resided in the rural areas, were not aware of the exercise, as such were yet to be captured and might not be registered before the October deadline.
In view of this, the PRF on his part had been involved in creating awareness on the need for Nigerians to register.