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Bank leaders commit to e-banking safety

18 November 2013, 14:13

Lagos - Local heads of Electronic Banking in various financial institutions have assured Nigerians of their commitment to the safety of all electronic banking platforms.

The business captains met in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State to discuss the prevailing issues in the banking sector under a conference held under the theme, “E-payment System: Harnessing Opportunities for Growth and Profitability.”

The Chairman of Conference of e-Banking Industry Heads, Chuks Iku said that while the e-banking heads were seeking ways to encourage usage of e-banking platform, propelling confidence on the side of the customers remained a major task.

“We are more than ever committed to ensure that all e-payment platforms are safe in this country. We know that customers can not embrace an electronic platform unless they are assured of safety. We want to assured them that will continue to do every possible to guarantee that all electronic payment platform in this country is safe,” he said.

Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor, Valerie Ebe, raise concern that Nigeria was still rated as a hotspot of electronic banking fraud.

“This has greatly affected and dented our image,” said Ebe.

Ebe nonetheless lauded the e-Banking heads for their efforts to protect customers from fraudsters.

“The introduction of the cash-less policy in Nigeria is already a treat boom and has eased transactions for our countrymen.

The chairman of CeBIH and his team have done a difficult job pretty well. They have ensured that the banking industry in Nigeria adopted best global practices in terms of techniques and reforms. We appreciate and commend them,” added Ebe.

– CAJ News


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