“We have BVN, National ID, Voters card yet you want to stress us”— Nigerians react to FG new order


Nigerians have taken to the microblogging platform to express their displeasures over the compulsory registration of self-certification forms.

Kemi Filani News recalls that Buhari-led government had on Thursday via Twitter ordered all Nigerians with account in any financial institution to obtain, complete and submit Self–Certification Forms and failure to adhere to this instruction will attract sanctions, which may include monetary penalty or inability to operate the account.

Some Nigerians queried the importance of BVN and National ID card, if every account holder needs to fill out a self certification form in the midst of pandemic.

Here are some comments gathered by Kemi Filani News from Twitter:

@AyoOyalowo “ BVN. National Driver’s license. National ID card. INEC registration. International Passport. Biometrics were taken in all these places. Why do you people like to see us suffer in queues for no reason? Can’t you take whatever data you need already? This is just so wrong.”

@Omojuwa “ Na you do National ID card, na you do SIM registration, you even did Bank Verification Number to align accounts but you are here again talking “Self-Certification. Even if you are confused about running government, can you at least pretend not to be confused?

@ThuggaGram_ wrote: “Notifying the general public on Twitter? Can’t the president come out and have a Q&A session with the press live on the usefulness of this? Majority of Nigerians aren’t on Twitter.”

@OfficialMrSeun “All the above mentioned have all our biometrics and facial recognition. What the heck is self certification?

@Ogbenidipo “ Small time they will ask us to go and bring the left finger of our dead grand mothers. Because after BVN, Drivers Licence, International Passport, Birth Certificate, SIM registration, National ID card, I don’t know what else they want.”

@Mccoyinnocent “ They will even ask us to submit our death certificates by ourselves.”

@OkusegunVerdict “ BVN. Driver’s license. National ID card. INEC registration. International passport. Biometrics were taken in all these places. So, what is the meaning of this?

@Victor_Terhemba “ This has got to be the most stupid government in the entire world.Why couldn’t the FG mandate the banks or FIRS to provide an online platform where customers can fill this form. And since we have BVN linked to all accounts, you don’t have to fill the form multiple times.”

@IamWakajeje “ Obtain, complete, and submit a SELF – CERTIFICATION FORM? So BVN registration looks like a third-party certification form to you guy? We are in 2020 for Christ sake, you guys should have senses.”

@DocTour “ Dear Government of Nigeria, for once in your 60 years of existence, have some sense. You wake up and just decide to make life difficult.Are you the only country in the world? Do you want to ruin your citizens? Why? You have no shame? Kind regards.”

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