In continuation of its enlightenment campaign, aimed at creating awareness and bringing more people into the formal financial sector, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday dated, 20th, July 2017 held a seminar for farmers and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises operators in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The apex bank used the opportunity provided by the financial inclusion fair to educate participants on its numerous real sector intervention programmes.
These programmes the bank said are geared towards enhancing the well-being of Nigerians and promoting economic development in general. Speaking on the theme of the seminar, Promoting Financial System Stability and Economic Development, CBN’s Deputy Director, Consumer Protection Department, Hajia Kadija Kazeem said the bank took its enlightenment campaign to the ancient city of Abeokuta in order to inform the people about its activities, interventions and recent developments in the financial system.
Her words: We want to interact with you one on one. The bank’s officials are here to talk to you about rights and responsibilities of bank customers, how we can lodge complaints to CBN if we have issues with our financial service providers.
You will also be informed about different efforts of the CBN to ensure that every Nigerian is financially included so that all of us can enjoy enormous opportunities that abound in this space.
In his welcome address, the Abeokuta branch controller CBN, Mr Babatunde Amao called on the farmers and SME operators to make constructive criticisms and suggestions that could serve as useful contributions towards pulling the country out of recession. He said the CBN recognizes the importance of the city, and the fact that Abeokuta is home to most prominent Nigerians some of whom are dead and some are still living.