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Foreign Firms Bars From Printing Cheques for Nigerian Banks

Foreign Firms Bars From Printing Cheques for Nigerian Banks

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has denied approval for foreign printers who have been printing cheque books for some Nigerian banks.

This circular was released yesterday, titled: “Circular to deposit money banks, cheque printers and other stakeholders on the accreditation of cheque printers for 2015/2016″ and was signed by Director, Banking and Payment Systems Department, Dipo Fatokun.

The apex Nigeria Bank said it has duly notified all Nigerian accredited printers and issued certificates to them.

It listed all the accredited cheque printers to include Superflux International Ltd, Tripple Gee and Company Plc, Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Plc, Euphoria Group and Popi Printing Company Ltd.

The apex bank said it undertook the exercise to ensure an efficient payment and settlement system.

The circular read: “In furtherance of its mandate to ensure efficient payment and settlement system, the Central Bank of Nigeria, in collaboration with the MICR technical implementation committee, conducted the accreditation and reaccreditation exercise, in line with the NICPAS qualification criteria and found the (accredited) cheque printers as qualified to print cheques for the Nigerian market.

“All the accredited printers had been duly notified and certificates issued. Please note that foreign based printers were neither accredited nor re-accredited, in line with the bank’s policy on the domestication of cheque printing in Nigeria.”

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