E-banking Industry Heads Asked To Address BVN Challenges

Governor Emmanuel Charges E-banking Heads On BVN DifficultiesThe Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has asked a Committee of E-banking Industry Heads to address difficulties faced by bank customers as a result of the executive complications arising from the introduction of the Bank Verification Number (BVN).

Governor Emmanuel gave the charge when executive members of the Committee of E-banking Industry Heads met with him at the State’s Government House in Uyo on Monday.

He told the meeting that many bank customers’,  who had gone through the BVN registration before the October deadline, experienced difficulties accessing their accounts as a result of the BVN regime.

Cashless Policy

Stressing the importance of E-payment to the success of a developing economy such as Nigeria, the Governor also urged banks operating in the state to partner with the government to ensure a crime-free business environment.

The Chairman of the Committee of E-banking Industry Heads, Ayotunde Kupuliyi, said that the goal of his committee made up of Heads of Electronic Banking in Nigeria was to foster the success of electronic payments.

Emphasising that the cashless policy cannot work without the cooperation of banks and the public, Kupuliyi said that his committee’s role was to educate the public on the benefits of the cashless policy.

The visit, he added was a pre-visit to a planned retreat by the committee, billed to hold in the state from December 3 to 4, 2015.

The meeting was also attended by members of the State Executive Council.

ICPC Urged To Uphold Professional Ethics

Governor Emmanuel Urged ICPC To Uphold Professional EthicsThe Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has been urged to uphold professional ethics in the discharge of its responsibilities to sustain the confidence of Nigerians.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State made the statement on Monday at a meeting with the leadership of the Commission in the Government House, Uyo, the state’s capital.

Governor Emmanuel, however, expressed confidence in the integrity of members of the Commission.

He also stressed that the members were selected on merit, noting that it would be impossible to use the Commission for witch-hunting.

Governor Emmanuel then used the occasion to further stress his administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability, which he said was key to his industrialisation policy in the state.

The Governor, nonetheless, decried the attitude of some individuals, whom he said were involved in writing frivolous petitions rooted in mischief.

Leader of the team and Secretary, south-south zone of ICPC, Mr Elvis Oglafa, said that the Commission was at the Government House to intimate Governor Emmanuel of the sensitisation program in the state which he said was aimed at taking the anti corruption campaign to the grassroots.

The event was attended by members of the State Executive Council.

Akwa Ibom Gets New Head Of Civil Service

Akwa Ibom Gets New Head Of Civil ServiceAkwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has sworn in a new Head of Civil Service, Ekereobong Akpan.

Speaking at the occasion on Tuesday at Government House in Uyo, Governor Udom charged the new Head of Civil Service to restructure the state civil service for optimum results.

Governor Emmanuel explained that the appointment was meant to inject new life into the service.

He further charged the new appointee to restructure the service in line with modern trends to ensure efficiency and encourage best practice.

The Governor, who described the new Head of the Civil Service as a seasoned technocrat, urged her to use her wealth of experience to strengthen the service.

In response, Mrs Akpan, gave the assurance that she would use her office to restore core values of the civil service.

Commenting on the appointment, Secretary to the State Government, Mr Etekamba Umoren and son of the new appointee both expressed confidence in the ability of Akpan to deliver.

The event was attended by members of the State Executive Council.