Following outrage and mixed reactions among Nigerians over the call for a re-registration by all bank account holders, the federal government has apologised for the misleading message that conveyed the new requirement.
The federal government on its Twitter page announced on Friday, September 18, that the message is not for all Nigerians but for reportable persons.
The tweet read: “We apologise for the misleading tweets (now deleted) that went up yesterday, regarding the completion of self-certification forms by Reportable Persons.
“The message contained in the @firsNigeria Notice does not apply to everybody. FIRS will issue appropriate clarification shortly.”
Added to this, the government noted that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) will give a more detailed clarification on the issue soon.
The federal government told Nigerians with accounts in any financial institutions to get, complete and submit self – certification forms to their respective financial institutions or face penalties for not obeying.
The directive publicized on Thursday, September 17, via the federal government’s Twitter handle.
The federal government said individuals who hold accounts in different financial institutions would have to collect and submit separate forms to each one of the institutions.