Banks canvass financial inclusion at CeBIH conference

The Central Bank of Nigeria, commercial banks and other stakeholders in the payment system will focus on how the country can enhance financial inclusion during the upcoming the Committee of e-Business Industry Heads retreat.

Scheduled to hold in Abeokuta, Ogun State from Thursday to Friday, the retreat is focusing on financial inclusion against the backdrop of the global consensus on the importance of financial inclusion, according to a statement by CeBIH.

The committee said the development informed the theme, “Repositioning digital  payments to achieve the financial inclusion goals of the Financial System Strategy 20:2020,” for its 2017 annual retreat. 


The statement read in part, “The retreat will focus on and critically examine the progress, current status and what needs to be done for the country to achieve the national financial inclusion goals of achieving 80 per cent inclusion such as access to finance, insurance services and plans by the year 2020.”