The Central Bank Of Nigerian has organized a two day sensitization fair in Jalingo with the Theme: Promoting Financial Stability and Economic Development, aimed at creating more awareness on clean note policy issues, payments systems and consumer protection.
Taravoices correspondent who was at the indoor sports hall of Jolly Nyame Stadium venue of the programme, said participants were drawn from within the state capital.
Declaring the two day sensitization fair open, the state Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, represented by the chief of staff, Rebo Usman, said the Central Bank of Nigeria’s sensitization programme is timely, saying the turnout of the participant’s is encouraging.
The Governor charged all participants to make wise use of the knowledge acquired during the programme, pointing out that the public should key into CBN activities.
In his remarks, the team leader, an Assistant Director in CBN, Aliyu Katuka, appreciated the state government for creating an enabling environment to make the sensitization programme a success.
He stressed that the programme is planned to mobilize the low income and economically active people especially women, youths, entrepreneurs, farmers, and financial service providers to come together and create synergy towards enhancing access to finance, increase productivity, generate employment and sustainable growth.
Earlier in an address of welcome, the branch controller Jalingo, Mohammed Suleiman, appreciated the dignitaries and participant’s present, saying with their presence the programme will reach its goal.
He said the primary aim of the sensitization programme is to encourage banking activities and the way forward in discouraging poor management of the naira.
Papers were presented on clean note policy which spelt out that penalty awaits those who abuse or produce counterfeit naira notes that include six months imprisonment or fifty thousand naira fine or both.
Other presentations were on payments systems, development of finance, consumer protection and mobile demo.
Some of the participants described the programme as educating.
The programme featured presentation of materials and free medical services.