The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a directive for the commencement of the end-to-end electronic payment of salaries, pensions, suppliers and taxes in the country.
The CBN issued the directive in a circular posted on its website on Tuesday and signed by Mr Sam Okojere, Director of Payments System Management Department.
The apex bank said the directive would help to enhance the adoption of electronic payment while ensuring stability in the payment system.
The regulator said further to the implementation of the guideline, commercial banks were to dishonor payment instructions not transmitted through a bank’s approved electronic payment and collection platform.
It said that the new system meant payment instructions and associated schedules would no longer to be transmitted to banks through unsecured channels by qualifying public and private sector organisations.