Photos: Nigerians Protest At Embassy In London Over Mandatory Payment Of £30.00 BVN Fee

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July 17, 2015 – Pictures: Nigerians Protest At Embassy High Commission In London Over Mandatory Payment Of £30.00 BVN Fee

Some Nigerians based in London who have bank accounts at home stormed the High Commission on Fleet Street yesterday for the Bank Verification Number process but to their surprise, they were all ordered to pay £30.00.

Since BVN registration is free in Nigeria, the citizens then questioned the officials about the mandatory fee but no reasonable explanation was given.

They were all locked out for refusing to pay and protest soon erupted. Police were later called in to restore order to the place.

12 thoughts on “Photos: Nigerians Protest At Embassy In London Over Mandatory Payment Of £30.00 BVN Fee

  1. Everything about Nigerian embassy has to do with stress, the officials are not worthy of the job, they unprofessional

  2. Honestly Nigeria embassies are the worst with the treatment given to their citizens especially that of London, collecting unneceaasry money illegally. ITT, Please President Buhari, help us o.

  3. That place…. better to go do your stuff in Nigeria than deal with those people in that embassy. Giving Nigeria a bad name for years now.

  4. Nigerian govt always leaving loop holes for corruption, the registration is said to be free in Nigeria, why do they need to charge people who are abroad? there is no incentive for Nigerian citizens to want to return, they keep putting obstacle, take for instance, take for instance Zimbaweans who have lived abroad for 5years are allowed to return home with their belongings and free of import charges,but Nigeria is always creating problems and bottle necks for their people thereby encouraging corruption thus stifling development. If the protest were in Nigeria chances are some people would have lost their lifes from police brutality for taking a stand against this unjust demand.

  5. Lets be reasonable about this…. we might thing its exploitation but its not…

    Look at it this way, if you were asked to come to Nigeria from London or anywhere in the world to do your BVN wont you come not minding the costs of:
    – FLIGHT TICKET @ say $2000
    – Hotel Accomodation and other expenses you would incur while in Nigeria for the few days you would be here, say @ $1000 – $3000
    TOTAL Cost you would spend would be around $2000 – $5000 just to come back home for you to do your BVN.

    Now wont it be wiser for you to pay the 30Pounds or $50 just to secure your BVN and bank accounts in Nigeria, rather than foolishly spend about $5000 to come back home to do it. Not also counting the WASTE OF TIME you would incur for coming back home, of which you would have still been there doing your regular jobs or business.

    My people lets be wise, the Embassy did well to be able to help Nigerians to process their BVN over there, what if they said No more BVN at the embassy wont all of them be forced to come back home to do it with so much money to spend.

    A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE: I PREFER TO PAY THE 30GBP Pounds THAN TO SPEND OVER $3000 TO COME BACK TO NIGERIA TO DO IT FREE AND WASTE MY TIME AS WELL.

  6. Lets be reasonable, do you know it would cost each of them more than $3000 to come back to Nigeria to do BVN,

    I think paying the 30GBPS pounds is far better than spending so much time and money to come back home to do ordinary BVN. I agree they are asking for money which isnt right but we have to be logical andmore reasonable when costs and expenses would be involved,

    Now if they refuse to do thier BVN who losses, thier accounts over here would be frozen and thier too much money or savings which they transfer from over there back to thier home accounts for projects and other things would be frozen,

    So isnt it better to pay the 30 pounds than to lose so much more money and time. If they where in Nigeria its a diffrent thing but they are not so they embassy needs to collect a fee to process it for them remember the embassy is not the BANK…

    One can only fight if it was the Nigerian Banks over there charging the fee, so the embassy wants to help save Nigerians the stress and so much money they would have spent to come over to do it.

    Lets say the truth if you are over there would you prefer to come down to Nigeria and spend over $3000 just to do BVN of which you could have done it once and for all with just 30Pounds.

    its better to be POUND WISE and do the needful, A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE unless they don’t mind thier accounts being frozen, so the RIOTING is not necessary, they should be more wiser than that as so-called learned and exposed people.

    • Common sense is one of the biggest problem Nigeria system policy is lacking when it comes to doing things right. It takes me 9 months to dealt with GTBank about opening an account in Nigeria, in other to help my love once. Now come the idea of BVN which doesn’t makes any sense for money security and customer thefts identity. We all live in a well developed countries and we see and understand how new operating innovative ideas are develop in the western countries. The duty of baking system are to protect their customers best interest and to make them happy at all cost without exploting money out of them for none mandary number verifications of identity. Secondly, giving a condition to Nigerians who lives in over 150 counties out of 196 countries worldwide with condition of deadline date is the biggest/useless ideology from CBN for £30, which they can only provide 5 countries registration centre. How about other 140 countries or more which Nigerian are. I live at 36miles away from London and 147 miles from Leicester. This is me, and there are only two BVN Centre in the UK, how about 1 million more/less Nigerians in the UK, Northern Ireland, Wales & Scotland. Nigerian system needs more reasonable and Good measure of consideration when it comes to giving conditions over ideas which is not helping every Nigerian who hold a banking network. CBN may likely have to rethink their ideas, allowing all Nigerians across the world more time and room to get their BVN and also considered Nigerians abroad free BVN as it is in Nigeria. We all work hard for this money to have a good life.

  7. @ sir Don, shut ur cub and sit ur back side down or do u fink thru ur nose? How dare u make sure a stupid comment regarding the £ 30 bill ?? Hey! It’s elffing bullshit to have said that, I’m not Nigerian but my other half is my kids are half Nigerian so I stand for the rite thing when it comes to Nigeria. That bill imposed is totally banging out of order, they shouldn’t pay for it, there are lots of back side dealings at the Nigerian Embassy UK of which its makes me sick in my tommy! I’ll leave that for another time but if u mus know it isn’t rite at all.

  8. @ MINI, I don’t think you have any point at all,

    Now what if the Embassy decides to stop doing BVN and tells every Nigerian to go do it back home in Nigeria, what would u advice them to do, won’t they be forced to go home and do their BVN.

    Think Right.

  9. Common sense is one of the biggest problem Nigeria system policy is lacking when it comes to doing things right. It takes me 9 months to dealt with GTBank about opening an account in Nigeria, in other to help my love once. Now come the idea of BVN which doesn’t makes any sense for money security and customer thefts identity. We all live in a well developed countries and we see and understand how new operating innovative ideas are develop in the western countries. The duty of baking system are to protect their customers best interest and to make them happy at all cost without exploting money out of them for none mandary number verifications of identity. Secondly, giving a condition to Nigerians who lives in over 150 counties out of 196 countries worldwide with condition of deadline date is the biggest/useless ideology from CBN for £30, which they can only provide 5 countries registration centre. How about other 140 countries or more which Nigerian are. I live at 36miles away from London and 147 miles from Leicester. This is me, and there are only two BVN Centre in the UK, how about 1 million more/less Nigerians in the UK, Northern Ireland, Wales & Scotland. Nigerian system needs more reasonable and Good measure of consideration when it comes to giving conditions over ideas which is not helping every Nigerian who hold a banking network. CBN may likely have to rethink their ideas, allowing all Nigerians across the world more time and room to get their BVN and also considered Nigerians abroad free BVN as it is in Nigeria. We all work hard for this money to have a good life.

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