What’s your BVN number? I bet you can’t remember. I can’t too.
After going through the hassle of registering the Bank Verification Number, I still have no idea what it is, or why I needed it in the first place seeing as banks still require valid identification to do anything really. That doesn’t stop them from asking you for it though. While I have got it stored somewhere on the internet and synced to my phone, trusting Nigerian internet to deliver right now, is like trusting Jose Mourinho to win a game these days.
If you are an Etisalat customer though, you can now access it anytime by dialling *565*0#, thanks to a partnership between the mobile network and NIBBS (same guys who are responsible for most of the online, interbank transfers that happen today). The service isn’t free, but each request will cost you the price of two drops of tom tom sweet. (N10).