CBN Emphasizes On Commitment To Harnessing Digital Technologies

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According to the Central Bank of Nigeria, it is dedicated to improving financial inclusion via the use of digital technology. During a visit of vital institutions on Tuesday in Abuja, participants in Senior Executive Course 46 of the National Institute of Policy and vital Studies (NIPSS) heard this from Mr. Yemi Cardoso, the governor of the CBN.

Deputy Governor for Corporate Services Dr. Bala Bello represented Cardoso in her statement that digital technology would also increase productivity and foster an atmosphere that would support entrepreneurship and innovation.

He claims that the apex bank has already implemented strong digital technology to propel the majority of its operations toward peak efficiency.

He said that NIPSS, a preeminent national policy think tank, has significantly influenced the macroeconomic and sociopolitical development of Nigeria.

“We are, therefore, not surprised at the apt and relevant choice of your research theme.

“The CBN and NIPSS have had a long-standing and robust working relationship since the establishment of the institute. This has culminated into positive mutual benefits for the two institutions.

“The CBN, on the one hand, has provided infrastructural support to the institute through construction of an auditorium and a hostel, in addition to the provision of technical support.

“On the other hand, NIPSS has supported the technical capacity of the CBN through the training of some personnel both at senior executive course level and intermediate course cadre,” he said.

The Director-General of NIPSS, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, said that the study visiting would be representing the institute in getting information from operators of the apex bank on the relevance of digital technology to developing jobs for Nigerian youths.

According to Omotayo, a lot of progress has been made globally in using digital systems to run the economy.

“The more of our activities that we can put in digital format, the more we get the opportunity of providing employment access to a whole lot of the 120 million active Nigerians.

“We at NIPSS always knock at the frontiers of knowledge, checking what is going to happen in the immediate future.

“We are working towards a system where we believe that almost every service can be delivered digitally,” he said.

The Acting Director, Monetary Policy Department of the CBN, Dr Lafi Bala Keffi, commended the NIPSS study group for its interest in the apex bank. She urged the participants to explore the time-tested culture of NIPSS, which is to diagnose national, profer practical solutions and recommend ways of making such solutions realisable.

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