The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been called upon to conduct the cash-less sensitisation exercise in three major Nigerian languages so as to carry people at the grass-roots along.
According to a cross section of people, who attended a sensitisation programme organised by the CBN, which was held on Tuesday at the Central Hotel, Kano, the CBN should domesticate the cash-less policy enlightenment because “majority of the people at the grassroots are illiterate.”
They were of the opinion that if the CBN could conduct the sensitisation exercise in Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo languages, an average Nigerians who cannot communicate in English language would be carried along and be able to embrace the policy.
However, while speaking at the occasion, CBN Governor, Malam Lamido Sanusi, said the cash-less policy would go a long way to assist people from carrying buck money which may pose a serious security risk.
According to him, the idea was introduced to modernise Nigeria’s payment system as well as to reduce the cost of banking services and improve effectiveness of monetary policy.
Sanusi, who was represented by the Share Service Officer, Mr Yanduma Aaron Aminu, said the cash-less policy would drive financial inclusion, reduce high security and safety risk, foster transparency, curb corruption and leakages.
Earlier, the branch controller, CBN, Alhaji Abdulkadir Ahmed, said the cash-less policy was first introduced in Lagos State on April 1,2012, he added that the forum was one of the CBN sessions to sensitise stakeholders on the policy.