Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has called for more time for Nigerians in Diaspora to obtain their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa also urged the Central Bank of Nigeria and Attorney-General of the Federation, to put modalities and logistics in place to make it easier for Nigerians abroad to obtain it.
She said that the request for extension of deadline was to prevent forfeiture of their savings.
The presidential aide also pleaded with commercial banks to make the procedure easier for their customers living outside the country to be able to meet up with the new deadline.
Meanwhile the Bureau of Public Enterprises has opened bids for technical consultants to monitor and manage post-privatisation challenges in the power sector.
The event which took place at the bureau’s headquarters in Abuja is aimed at providing owners of power companies with external consultants to help monitor and manage issues affecting the sector.