FG apologizes for asking bank account holders to re-register

The Federal Government has apologized to all banks and account holders in the country’s financial institutions for asking that they register their details again. In a short tweet made by the Government on Friday 19, September 2020, an apology was tendered for the misinformation. The tweet read “We apologize 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.” The Buhari-led government had on Thursday via Twitter ordered all Nigerians with an account in any financial institution to obtain, complete, and submit Self–Certification Forms, and failure to adhere to this instruction will attract sanctions, which may include monetary penalty or inability to operate the account.