The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said starting from September 18, 2019, customers operating bank accounts will begin to pay charges for deposits and withdrawals.
Making the announcement on Tuesday, the apex bank said that the nationwide implementation of the cashless policy will begin by March 2020.
The apex bank said that implementation of the policy would signal the imposition of charges on deposits in addition to already existing charges on withdrawals.
According to the circular signed by Director, Payments system management Department, CBN , Sam Okojere, noted that the charges would attract three per cent processing fees for withdrawals and two per cent processing fees for lodgments of amounts above N500,000 for individual accounts.
For corporate accounts, the apex bank in the circular said that Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) would charge five per cent processing fee for withdrawals and three per cent for lodgments of amounts above N3million.
The statement, however, disclosed that the charge on deposits would apply in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Abia, Anambra, and Rivers states as well as the Federal Capital Territory.