So, a court order asking the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze all bank accounts without bank verification number, BVN has elicited plea of reprieve from a presidential aide.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has said more time should be given to Nigerians in the diaspora to obtain the BVN.

She made the plea in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja in response to the move by the Federal Government to seize money in bank accounts without the BVN.

"Nigerians in diaspora have been remitting billions of dollars to the country on yearly basis, the highest on the continent of Africa, thus contributing to the socio-economic development of the country.

"I hereby appeal to the CBN to look into the challenges the Nigerians living abroad face in getting their BVN done and extend the deadline for them to get it done,” the statement said.

"This is why the Attorney-General of the Federation should intervene in this matter to assist Nigerians living abroad who are disadvantaged by allowing them more time to comply with the BVN directive," she said.

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