CBN releases regulation for electronic payments, collections
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) the Bank in exercise of its powers under the CBN Act, 2007, hereby issues the Regulation on Electronic Payments and Collections for Public and Private Sectors in Nigeria (the Regulation).
The Regulation is a revision of the Guidelines on Electronic Payment of Salaries, Pensions, Suppliers and Taxes in Nigeria (2014), and is intended to guide the end-to-end electronic payment of salaries, pensions and other remittances, suppliers and revenue collections in Nigeria.
The objective of the Regulation is to fully align with the core objectives of the National Payments System Vision 2020 (PSV2020) to ensure the availability of safe, effective and efficient mechanisms for conveniently making and receiving all types of payments from any location and at any time, through multiple electronic channels. This will reduce the time and costs of transactions, minimise leakages in revenue receipts and at the same time provide reliable audit trails, thereby ensuring that the Nigerian Payments System aligns with international best practices.
This Regulation is therefore set out to provide all stakeholders with the operational procedures that guide end-to-end electronic payment for the Public and Private Sector.
This Regulation applies to all CBN regulated entities operating in Nigeria and mandates adoption, implementation and compliance with the directives on end-to-end electronic payments of all forms of salaries, pensions & other remittances, suppliers, revenue collections including but not limited to taxes, levies, penalties, recoveries, assessments, and the disbursement of funds for social programs payments bills, honorarium, scholarships, allowances, etc. herein referred to collectively as 'payments and collections'
You can read the full regulation here