Friday, 8 November 2013

Nigerian Banks To Identify Customers By Fingerprints Come 2014

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers Committee within the week sealed a biometric solution pact with a German Firm, Dermalog, for the development of a payment system that would be driven by fingerprints. The move, according to the CBN Governor, Mr. Lamido Sanusi, will help to revolutionise the country’s payment system.

For instance, unlike the current practice where different instruments are used as means of identification, bank customers will be identified through their fingerprints by 14th of February, 2014 when it would become operational. The cost of the project is above $50m and the banks are going to be sharing the cost of the project while customers won’t be charged. #I hope so#

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