Baba Gana Taiduma,
57, Politician, Abuja
First of all, the introduction of Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) by the CBN in 2015 is to reduce fraudulent banking transactions. In this regard, the government has the right to claim and put to use deposits of customers who refused to adhere to the directives of the CBN. More so, the high court in Abuja ruled the forfeiture of such deposits to the government. It might appear bizarre to the so-called owners of those monies, but the government and the court did the right thing any civilized society would do. In fact, it’s a sort of delayed priority, it should have been done much earlier. This is a bit of the ‘change’ promised to Nigerians by this administration.