Leave up to Your responsibility, Gombe SSG task FISSCO Members.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has tasks Members of the Financial Inclusion State Steering Committee (FISSCO) to leave up to their responsibilities, maintaining that the 10,207 figures of Account opening against the 75,240 target in the State is unacceptable.

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi was stated after receiving briefs from the steering Commitee about it’s activities in his office on Friday.

Njodi who challenge members of the Committee to be up and doing in other to close the gap in Account opening said enrollment should not tight to FISSCO week but that, the Committee should take advantage of the Federal Government various Social intervention Programmes as well as used other strategies being applied in banks to register as many members.

” Let me lament that, I am not a happy person on the activities of FISSCO in Gombe, yes Covid 19 came but, Covid did not affect operations of Banks, we could have done so much within that period, my kind of person, I don’t see myself as a failure so, anything you involved me I always want to take it to the best.
We shouldn’t be talking about just 10,000 from the 75,000 target. That is a woeful performance. I must tell you if I get 35,000 which is 35% that is closed to 50% I will mot take it, I would have target 60-70% and nothing less” the SSG noted”.

While calling on them to be proactive Professor Njodi adviced them to build relationships and trust in all their dealings as Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s led Government is built on trust.

” What is there about Banking is about trust and relationships People tend to see you more, here you are having a government that is transparent and trust worthy, People trust this government anywhere you can think of, you could have leverage on this trust to be able to succeed”

Also speaking the Special Adviser Budget Planning and development Partners Co-ordination Dr.Isiyaku Mohammed stressed the importance of the Programme which according to him is a linkage to actual development.

He said the financial inclusion is one of the avenues of empowerment which is in line with the present administration priority to ensure that people especially women are better empowered.

Presentation a report, the Secretary of FISSCO Audu Baba Isah said Gombe State along with other states were selected by the Federal Government in 2019 and was given a target of 75,240 people to have an account.

He said they have engage 17 money Banks, 6 money market bank and 28 financial Banks for the excise and have recorded a total of 10,207 across the 11 Local Government of Gombe State.

In his remarks the Branch Controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria Gombe, Shehu Alhaji Goringo said the developmental objectives of the Programme is not only to the State but the County in general and Gombe State is backward hence the inclusion of the State in order to improved its financial inclusion status.

He appreciates the SSG for his wise counsel and assured him of improving on it. ” You have put us on our toes and I assure you we will improve on our activities” Goringo stated.

Joshua Danmalam
Information Officer SSGs office.
12/11/21

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