Banking Featured Finance

Banks allocate N15.13trn credit to private sector -NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Nigerian banking sector allocated N15.13 trillion as total value of credit to the private sector in the second quarter (Q2) 2019.

The NBS figures, contained on its “Selected Banking Sector Data: Sectorial Breakdown of Credit, ePayment Channels and Staff Strength (Q2 2019)was released on its website on Sunday in Abuja.

It said that of the amount, the oil and gas and manufacturing sectors got credit allocation of N3.33 trillion and N2.32 trillion, recording the highest credit allocation.

The report said that a total volume of 711,299,990 transactions valued at N40.48 trillion were recorded in the quarter as data on Electronic Payment Channels in the Nigeria Banking Sector revealed.

“The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Instant Payments (NIP) transactions dominated the volume of transactions recorded,“ it said.

The report said 271,344,549 volume of NIP transactions valued at N25.18 trillion were recorded in the second quarter.

It further said that the total number of banks’ staff as at the second quarter of 2019, decreased by 0.62 per cent quarter-on-quarter from 105,017 in quarter one to 104,364.

The NBS said that the data was supplied administratively by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and was verified and validated by the agency.

Related posts

EKEDC donates relief materials to inmates in Ikoyi


Senate urges FG to improve funding for border communities


COVID19: England boss Southgate takes 30% wage cut as FA revenue hit

Shile GIWA

NEMA seeks adequate funding, equipment for swift response to disasters


Atiku congratulates Sen. Diri over Supreme court verdict

Meletus  EZE 

U.S. man receives $10m compensation after wrongly locked up for 25 years

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :