Specifically, Realnews, an online platform reported that the 39-year- old Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, CEO of REA, who was recently dragged before the Code of Conduct Bureau for alleged infraction, was found to be operating thirty seven bank accounts linked to his BVN .
Ahmad was accused of alleged breach of contract code.
In the latest discovery, the 37 bank accounts were in Ahmad’s name, that of a supposed relative, companies and a amorphous Non Governmental Organisation, but all with the same Bank Verification Number: 22266427052, linked to the MD’s account
The startling discovery is the result of a discreet investigation by Realnews medium.
Interestingly, the bank’s, sperintended by CBN, including Standard Chartered, Guarantee Trust, First Bank, United Bank for Africa, Fidelity, Stanbic IBTC, Jaiz, Access, Zenith and Ecobank were involved.
Jimoh, explained that even though the issue of cyber threats has affected the confidence of the public, the payment system in Nigeria is very good and provides huge opportunities for economic revival and growth.
He, however, noted that the CBN is in collaborative efforts with major stakeholders in the industry to curb the activities of fraudulent people.
Jimoh, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Payment Systems Management Department at CBN, Adefuye Adeyemi, submitted that despite all the challenges in the payment system, the outlook for the payment system in Nigeria is very good and provides huge oppourtunities for economic revival and growth.
Speaking on the theme of the event, Jimoh advanced that “PSV 2025 provide key recommendations on area of focus for the payment industry in the period under scope. The industry keeps attracting new entrants who through innovation, provide new solutions to emerging problems.
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“The bank is the gate-keeper to the payment system through it’s licensing function which helps to ensure only fit and proper persons are admitted into the payment systems.
“As such, our focus in CBN will be on strengthening the institutional and regulatory frameworks that will further encourage development of the payment system and promote the usage of secure electronic payments systems enunciated in the PSV 2025 strategic plan.”
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