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203 comments on “BVN change of name in Nigerian bank accounts

Raphael Orji
Seun paul

How many times can I change my name on my BVN profile?

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Livine ovunda

Sorry for the inconveniences ,I have d same case as that of Mr okafor and have brought all the required documents since on Tuesday ,the lady is telling me to come back the next five working days, and am really in need of cash , presently I don’t have the least $200 ,but I have money that I can access, plx what do I do ,am very rich ,I need to pay my bills.thank you.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Seun Paul, thank for stopping over.
Changing your name on BVN profile depends,
first and famous, you have only one opportunity to be created on BVN platform so as to generate a BVN number as the case may be.

To your question:
Why did you opt to change your name on the BVN profile in the first place? If it’s for usual reasons, it’s then expected that what ever name you choose to adopt and might institute on a name change initially should apply to all your bank accounts in different banks if you run different accounts.
What this mean is that the name used in Bank A should apply to Bank B and the list goes on.

The bank will not tolorate subsequent amendments on your BVN profile as it simply waves a red flag on your person, thus amounting to integrity issue.

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David Olusegun

Hi Mr Rapheal, i have the same issue with my bvn, a wrong name was used to register for me at the point of registration. how can i rectify the issue pls, reply me ASAP via segsumbobo@yahoo.com

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Ogri Emmanuel

Please I have am issues with my BVN name, my BVN name is Ogri Emmanuel Emmanuel. Please what can I do to remove one Emmanuel?

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Bisoye

Thank you sir, i wish to close my account in first bank and open another one in another bank, and like to use new bvn, am i allow to do so? i dont wanna use the old bvn again.

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Raphael Orji

Thank very much for visiting this blog Bisoye…
Why would you want to close your account with First Bank? I respect whatever your reason could be, but just to let you understand that you can sought it out with them. If you have issues with your name on the BVN why not follow the listed procedures above to get it resolved. If it’s service issues fine, you can still open another account with another bank with the same BVN.

Sorry enough, you have only one opportunity at this time to be enrolled on BVN PLatform as directed by Central Bank of Nigeria, which you’ve exhausted having being issued a number.

Kindly state what the problem is here let me advice you on best way to level it, thank you.

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Emmanuel Maxwell

Thank you for this information. I opened account with diamond bank many years ago and recently I opened another one with GT bank, I deposited into GTbank account, to withdraw the money becomes problem because of my BVN name with diamond bank. I was ask to go do publishing and affidavit and id card which I did. To change the name now becomes problem, was told that the voters card is a temporary card that is not useful now…..Don’t know what to do…am a student of UNIBEN and I have some bills to pay with the money….What can I do?

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Raphael Orji

Thank you very much for stopping over Emmanuel Maxwell.
From the look of things it appears your BVN was not linked to your GTBank account immediately it was created otherwise this issue would had been averted.

Besides any reasonable officer should had required for your BVN first ever before allowing you complete the account opening package, this is to ascertain if there’s any disparity between your ID card and the name on your BVN.

In essence, the bank should ordinarily consider your name correction without the PVC since it contains the name on your account and that in the article of affidavit sworn and published.

To resolve this, kindly walk into any GTBank branches and require to be enrolled on the NIMS National ID Card, the process is swift and should be completed within 24 hours. Ensure you supply the right name sequence as contained in your BVN.
You can also access NIMS ID Card in any nearest Local government headquarters to you.

Get me posted on the development while you commence the process so I can assist you further.

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Joy

Good morning pls I want to ask can one change Bvn name twice.. in the sense that d first tym I change it was due to family change of name eg from Emmanuel Chidimma Joy
To Uzoho Chidimma Joy
For d first change of name in bank wit all d necessary documents Nd I got married I want to bear my husband name which is David is it possible to change my Bvn name again

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bisoye

i open an account in uba with my father surname, and i open another account in first bank with my mother surname, which means that i use different name and different id in the banks, so i was given bvn number in first bank with my mother surname and my account in uba have blocked or pend. so i wish to change my account and bvn name in first bank, but the procedure is very high to my task, thats why i wish to open account in another bank with wish name and new bvn, so i may have rest of mind, cuz my account in first bank is dormant, i hope all is gone, am i allow to open another account in another bank with new bvn?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Bisoye,
Kindly share with me the procedures or condition given to you by the bank so as to correct your name.

However, you’re entitled to only one BVN.

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Raphael Orji

Please I have am issues with my BVN name, my BVN name is Ogri Emmanuel Emmanuel. Please what can I do to remove one Emmanuel? I try to open an account with Zenith bank but they me that the name of my BVN did not correspond with the document I want to used. So what can I do to remove one Emmanuel?

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Adekunle

Good morning sir I was open fcmb bank some years ago.now I’m a new access bank customer and my money is on pending or block.so I wanna changed my bvn name to my NIN card name so that will be easy for me.can I change it ?

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Elfrida

Hi, can I also change my name from my husband’s back to my maiden name? If so what are the processes. Thanks.

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Raphael Orji

Thank you very much for stopping over Emmanuel Maxwell.
From the look of things it appears your BVN was not linked to your GTBank account immediately it was created otherwise this issue would had been averted.

Besides any reasonable officer should had required for your BVN first ever before allowing you complete the account opening package, this is to ascertain if there’s any disparity between your ID card and the name on your BVN.

In essence, the bank should ordinarily consider your name correction without the PVC since it contains the name on your account and that in the article of affidavit sworn and published.

To resolve this, kindly walk into any GTBank branches and require to be enrolled on the NIMS National ID Card, the process is swift and should be completed within 24 hours. Ensure you supply the right name sequence as contained in your BVN.
You can also access NIMS ID Card in any nearest Local government headquarters to you.

Get me posted on the development while you commence the process so I can assist you further.

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bisoye

thank you sir, i was told that i should go to bank for affidavit, newspaper publishing and national id card, if i change my bvn name can i change my bank cuz i dont like 1st bank service, help me out on this issue of bvn change of name, look forward for it

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Raphael Orji

Once your BVN has been corrected in first bank having gone through the affidavit and newspaper publication process, you can open a new account with any other bank you so wished.

But remember to use the name on your BVN as contained in your ID card, while opening account with other banks to avoid going through stress again.
Enjoy.

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Balogun Abdulwasiu

Sir, like how much can newspaper changes of name publication cost together with the affidavit.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Balogun, thank you for stopping over.
The newspaper publication should cost within the neighborhood of N5,000 depending on the newspaper though.
Lesser authority dailies will cost less!
For the affidavit just hold about N1000 while going to the court, ordinarily you shouldn’t pay a dime. Hope that helps?

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Emecha

What of in a case where by I changed all my name to a different names entirely. Like for example: I was formally known as Nnamdi Chris Brown but now choose to bear tochukwu Emeka would CBN approve the new name and change it?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Emecha, thank you very much for visiting and for your question as well.

To your question, if you have a valid and verifiable ID card e.g (PVC)Voters’ card, Passport, NIMS National ID and Driver’s license which contains the name you now wish to be address as. It’s doable.
However you’ll need to present a court affidavit reorganizing such name as well proceed for a newspaper publication.
In a nut shell, you can change to any desired name if you provide the following;

1. Valid ID card containing your new name you wish to be addressed with.
2. Court affidavit containing a recognition of such name by a court of competent jurisdiction.
3. Newspaper publication of such name. Hope that helps?

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Ayo Oladimeji

What if after this, the change is not effected what is the next step?

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Raphael Orji

A change will most definitely be effected on provision of supporting document.

In event it’s not effected, you’re to be communicated promptly and would be required to regularize asap.

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mike

good day sir can i closed my unlinked bvn account and claim ownership of my money

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Raphael Orji

Hello Mike,thank you for visiting.

The truth is that debit cannot be passed on any account without BVN. That’s the standard.
closing your account is a choice, but getting the fund in your account is something else without BVN being linked, refer to my comment above. I will advice you to solve whatever the problem is with your account first then you can close it and withdraw your funds successfully.

Now level with me what the real problem is, let’s see how I can help you out.

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Ibn

Hi Mr. Raphael,
Thank for you creating this platform to educate us on issues like this.i cant explain how i came and acrossd this site bt what matter is that i have arrived here. I have problem with my BVN & tried all possible ways to change my Bvn e.g from ALHAJI NUHU to SALISU AHMODU ISAH but all to no avail after provided all supportive documents.First bank said they dont do change of name like this..Please Can i close my 2 banks account and open new frensh BVN?
Your Response would be highly appreciated.thanks

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ibn,
Thank you very much for visiting this blog.
To put the record straight, you can only change or correct your name on BVN and not the BVN itself.

May I know the documents you provided for the aforementioned change of name which first Bank happens to turn down in pretext that they don’t do change of such nature.

However, to change your name completely from what it used to be. You may have to provide the following:

1. A complete acceptable ID card bearing SALISU AHMODU ISAH which could be permanent voter’s card PVC, NIMS national ID card, International passport or Drivers’ license which are capable of being verified on the bank’s verification portal.

2. You should be able to go to a court of competent jurisdiction and get an affidavit containing the same name you now wish to be address with.

3. Proceed to do a newspaper publication and announce to the general public you’ve changed your name, buy the same news paper.

Then proceed to the bank with the above mentioned particulars, they should be able to attain to you.

You cannot have another BVN, you can only enroll once which you’ve done.

If you have done all I mentioned above and the bank refused to honour your request, kindly forward a scan copy of the following;

Your ID card containing the name you wish to be address with, copy of your affidavit, copy of the newspaper publication page and the first bank branch where the transaction was turned down. Forward your mail to raphdon515@gmail.com

Let me here from you.

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Emmanuel

Hello Mr.Raphael Orji,
please i had a recent issues with a particular account of mine, which i’m not licence to make a withdraw from it, due to an error in my name spelling when registering for my BVN and this complain has not been reviewed to me until this date when i really want to run a transaction for my travelling documents. Now im stranded, not knowing what to do because the Bank which i registered my BVN from has now recommended me to go and request for an Affidavit on change of name. but i have few time to complete my transaction from now.

Thanks

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Raphael Orji

Hello Mr Emmanuel,
Thank you very much for visiting.

I want to believe that you abandoned this account otherwise you would have been communicated on the BVN name disparity as you suggested.

I also want to believe that BVN has not been linked to this account, however there’s only one way out in this issue.

Kindly visit a court of competent jurisdiction and obtain your affidavit as advised, won’t take you a whole day, just few minutes probably an hour. To make it faster motivate the court clerk/attendant.

In any case, you can write the embassy responsible for your travelling to keep them abreast while you meet up with this demand, but you can actually beat time if only you make up your mind to follow the laid down directive. Hope that helps?
Let me know how it goes…

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Joseph

Banks could be funny at times… they allow you to open an account without verifying BVN to tell the customer if it (BVN) has issues or not… they allow customer to open and even make deposits in account. Coming to withdraw the money they begin to say BVN bla bla bla.

Am not happy at all

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Dr nwachukwu Raymond

In my account it’s nwachukwu Raymond chinedu. first name isn’t the first name on my BVn rather my middle name chinedu …. I don’t know what to do and the requirements demands ID which iD pls

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Raphael Orji

Thank you very much for stopping over Dr Nwachukwu Raymond.

I understand how you feel, but the good news is that the issue you’re battling with is a lesser one.

Kindly visit any branch of the bank where you enrolled for your BVN with any of the following ID cards
1. Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC)
2. Driver’s license
3. NIMS National ID Card.
4. International Passport.
Any of the above ID cards you choose to provide must contain your name Nwachukwu Chinedu Raymond as the case apply. With this your BVN name correction will be executed.
Hope that helps?

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Lynda

Good afternoon, my problem is this recently I applied for birth certificate with the name Okonkwo Mary Lynda Chinenye. then I wanted to open an account in another bank and I was told I can’t because the id card i provided is not in line with my bvn name. I went to gtb where I did my bvn to complain and I was told to bring an id card bwaring my bvn name Okonkwo Mary Lynda. but i have no id card with such name, the id card i have bear Okonkwo Lynda Chinenye. I have no idea what to do. because I want my name to align with my birth certificate name.
also, how does one write the affidavit for change of name

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Raphael Orji

Thank you very much for coming here Lynda.

The challenges you’re going through is not an unusual one among Nigerians and banking. However your complaints sounds a bit confusing, but I tried to understand that you’re in need of an ID card bearing the name Okonkwo Mary Lynda.

To get the ID card, kindly walk to any local government headquarters and apply for a NIMS national ID card with the name you intend to commence the BVN correction with.

You do not write affidavit yourself, kindly go to any court of competent jurisdiction to swear an affidavit.

Note: The affidavit should contain the name on your regularized ID card.
Hope that helps?

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oluwakemi

I opened an account today with fcmb I was call now that, my date of birth is not correspondent with my BVN, and I have only temporary voters card.please what can I do, I did myBVN in Gtbank

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Raphael Orji

Hello Oluwakemi, thank you for being here.

Which ID card was required of you while opening the account?

Which of the dates is your correct date of birth, the one on the BVN or the account opening package?

You will however need to visit a court of competent jurisdiction to swear an affidavit on your real age.
Then take it to the bank and have them regularize it accordingly.

Hope that helps?

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oluwakemi

I used temporary voters card to open account today in fcmb, my date of birth on bvn was 1990 while my correct date of birth is 1988,but I have original certificate date of birth With Me.

Raphael Orji

Hello Oluwakemi,

Take that original certificate and your ID card to the court and get an affidavit, then hand it over to the bank. That does it.

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Okolosi Ewoma Victory

Good day sir,
In my Gtb acct I use my Isaiah Ewoma Victory. Later I opened a zenith acct with Okolosi Ewoma Victory. Then Then I told to bring my Bvn Number which I did a later find out that the names were not the same.
I was told to go back to my 1st acct to do change of name. Which Which did and I was told to bring
1. News paper publication
2. Court Aff.
3 Valid ID card with the name to change to and
4. A letter to the manager for change of name.
So So question is
1. Is it a must to use newspaper publication and what are the reasons
2. Can I closed a Bvn Name and open a new Bvn name.
3. Can I do another Voters card bearing Isaiah Victory instead of Okolosi Victory.
Pls help me out
Thanks alot

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ewoma Victory,

I’m sorry my response is coming a bit late.

From your questions…

1. Why bank will always advice on newspaper publication in this regard is to certify an aspect of law, which demands that the bank cannot be held responsible for any thing arising from the said change of name. Being that you have obtained a legal back up which is affidavit, it’s hereby additionally convincing for the bank to act being that it’s been published on a national daily as notary public. If you choose to be involved in a fraudulent transaction tomorrow, the bank can be exonerated to an extent as the case may be having done proper documentation on you.

2. Sorry to tell you that you cannot close your BVN in Nigeria at this time. CBN has not given that room. You’re entitled to only one BVN at the moment and the practice is expected to stay at that.

3. You have the right to get any ID card you can afford with any name you so wished. But bear in mind that it’s however in your own interest to use a name that will enable you access your bank account.
What I mean here is that, do use a name the bank might have advice on as it concerns your BVN, suitably use a name in conformity with your Bank details so that you can put BVN name challenge/correction to rest.

Hope that helps?

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Adebayo Tobiloba

Pls sir I want to open another account but the name I use in my first account was the name I use with my bvn and now I want to change the name on my bvn because I want to open another account with the name I’m using in school

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Ezema Elochukwu

Please Sir When You Change The Name In Your Bvn Does It Also Reflect In Your Account Name? How Do I Know If My Bvn Name Have Been Rectified. I Submitted The Necessary Documents And They Said 48 Hours It Would Be Corrected But Till Now My Normal Account Name Is Still Showing. Is It That The Bvn Name Can Work Differently With The Bank Account Name. And How Do I Know If This Problem Is Rectified. Thank You..

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ezema Elochukwu,

Thank you so kindly for stopping over.

The general rule is that the name on your BVN should be the same name on your bank account.

It shouldn’t take up to 48hrs to effect your change of name, that’s laxity on the part of the bank, they shouldn’t treat you like a no body, demand to see the operation manager and communicate your predicament.

The BVN can not work differently from the account name, however if the correct name is what you have in your account, it won’t change, it therefore stands that the name on your BVN should change.

Hope that’s clear?

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Eze, Amaka Sandra

Hello, please what if I want to add a name to my bvn and I already have an affidavit bearing the name I wish to add saying I’m the same person but my ID cards all bear the same name with the bvn;
say for example, my names are Eze Amaka Sandra on my bvn and I wish to Chioma to lost of names for certain reasons,
But my National ID and Voters card already bear Eze Amaka Sandra on them.
Please what do I do?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Sandra,

Thank very much for stopping by, however to give a clear and concise answer to your question, I will like to have you clear this line in your question as it’s a bit confusing

“say for example, my names are Eze Amaka Sandra on my bvn and I wish to Chioma to lost of names for certain reasons,

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Eze, Amaka Sandra

Sorry for the confusion.
I just finished my tertiary education and would be going for nysc soon and I was told I would need my bvn details there. But the name on my school details are Eze Chioma Sandra. So I want to know if and how I can add Chioma to my Bvn.

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Raphael Orji

I want to believe you have a valid ID card that bears Eze Chioma Sandra?

If yes, your problem is half solved. Visit your bank branch and commence your name correction, remember to go with the supposed ID card I asked for above, your sworn court affidavit of name change inclusive.

You will be required to fill customer information update form because your account name will be corrected as well to suit your new preferred sequence.

They may also require a newspaper publication from you as the case may be, they may wave it if they deem not necessary depending on the policy they’re operating with, which will often times demand you have it.

That’s just it, let me know how it goes.

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John

Good evening Sir, the names on my BVN is Lida Boma John but on my documents, there is Lida John. Is it must that the names be consistent with what is on my documents.

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Raphael Orji

Hello John,
Thank you for stopping by.

The name on your ID card is expected to tally with what you have on your BVN, It’s assumed that you opened your account with your ID card

However your document is a different case depending on what you could be using it for at present and future.

You cannot be denied transaction of any kind because your document do not contain all the name(s) on your BVN. But if need be, you simply back your document up with affidavit, that’s just it.

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eshikwe chukwudi daniel

is it possibble to abbreviate a name when opening a bank account? for example my name is eshikwe chukwudi daniel, now i want to abbreviate that chukwudi to C so that that my bank name will b ESHIKWE C. DANIEL. my bvn name is ESHIKWE CHUKWUDI DANIEL.. is it possible ?

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Raphael Orji

Thank you very much for visiting this blog Chukwudi.

You see, abbreviation of name while opening a bank account is not always advisable.
However, if you must abbreviate, do not abbreviate your first and last name. I.e your first and surname as many will choose to call it.

Abbreviation should apply to your middle name.

However, if you have a BVN with your complete name not abbreviated, kindly open an account with your complete name as contained in your BVN to avoid stories while linking your BVN to your account.
Hope that helps?

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Elfrida

Hi, can I revert my name back to my maiden name? If possible, what documents do I need to present. Thanks.

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Raphael Orji

Yes you can, but you’ll need an ID card that contains your maiden name.

Having gotten your ID card, kindly proceed to a court of competent jurisdiction and get your affidavit of change of name, publish same on a national daily, then buy the newspaper and take everything to the bank for the proposed name change.

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eshikwe daniel

i want to know if a name can be abbreviated when opening a bank account, for example my name is eshikwe chukwudi daniel and i want to open an account with name eshikwe c daniel, how possible is it though my bvn name is eshikwe chukwudi daniel..

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Raphael Orji

Thank you very much for visiting this blog Chukwudi. You see, abbreviation of name while opening a bank account is not always advisable. However, if you must abbreviate, do not abbreviate your first and last name. I.e your first and surname as many will choose to call it. Abbreviation should apply to your middle name. However, if you have a BVN with your complete name not abbreviated, kindly open an account with your complete name as contained in your BVN to avoid stories while linking your BVN to your account. Hope that helps?

Continue reading at https://financengr.com/bvn-change-of-name-in-nigerian/#comment-394 | Finance NGR

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Godwin Godswill

Plss sir when I opened my access Bank account I used Godwin Godswill Benson, when i now did my NIN I used only Godwin Godswill. I want to remove Benson. I want to know all the required documents for the process So that when going to the bank it will be easy for me.
Thanks
Looking forward in hearing from u sir, if u don’t mind I would also like to have ur contact sir. Thanks I appreciate

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Precious

hello, my bank accounts bear Precious Okuboere Azi, first name is Precious, middle name Okuboere and Last name Azi. But my BVN is Precious Azi. I was asked to swear an affidavit and make a newspaper publication for addition of middle name to my BVN. My valid ID I have has AZI, Precious O. Is it possible to use this ID?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Precious,

Thank so kindly for stopping by.

Yes you can use the ID Card.
Abbreviation of name is acceptable for middle name only, however not allowed for first and last name/surname.

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Precious

Thanks for the swift reply. One more question, since my IDs place the surname first but my bank places surname last, would this cause a problem? I swore the affidavit and newspaper publication with the same arrangement of names on my bank account

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Raphael Orji

That does not constitute a problem, the bank will address that if necessary. You’ve done your lot, so be calm.

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Raphael Orji

That does not constitute a problem, the bank will address that if necessary. You’ve done your lot, so be calm.

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Adimchi

pls sir I opened account with first bank with my father surname and I open another account with access bank with my husband name I use different name,I was given bvn number in first bank with my father surname and my account in access bank have be pend because of bvn date of birth, so sir direct me in what to do thanks

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Raphael Orji

Hello Adimchi,

Thank you very much for being here.

From your statement I understand that the both accounts have different surnames.
Your father’s name and your husband’s name.

As it stands, you want to link your BVN to your account with Access bank.
First of all, you will have to apply for a change of name officially.

Kindly visit a court of competent jurisdiction, swear an affidavit for change of name and date of birth and publish it on a national daily, then buy a copy of that newspaper and take it to the bank.

Don’t forget to include your correct date of birth as contained in your BVN in this affidavit.

With this, the bank will correct the name on your BVN, as well correct date of birth. Finally your BVN will be linked to your account so you can access your funds, hope that helps?

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Abdullahi saleh

Gud day Sir,
Please I have an account bearing the name Suleiman Mohammed which I was enrolled in the BVN platform with, I now want to change to Saleh Abdullahi and I provided the required documents namely Newspaper publication, court affidavit and valid Identity card but Stanbic IBTC are still insisting that I cannot change 2 names at once and I knew a person that has a similar case sorted out wit UBA

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Raphael Orji

Hello Abdullahi,

I must say, this is a very difficult situation you have here.

Why would you like to change the entire name?

The bank will most certainly not honour such request.

However, if it’s on issue of withdrawal, the bank can afford to raise a draft for you to access your fund if it’s OK by them.

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Olabode Ibrahim

Goodevening Sir..I have a little problem regarding my bvn..During registration,the person who registered me mistakenly JOINED MY MIDDLE NAME WITH MY LAST NAME,since then my accound has been barred..i was told to bring a valid national id,but i dont have one right now,i tried enrolling for the NIMC in the bank but i was told an error occured,so i cant get the national id card,i was even given a number to call,but the number was always busy..of recent i tried opening an account with another bank then the bvn error came out again,then the bank people told me to go back to the bank i did my bvn with my birth certificate,my question is,can only birth certificate be enough to make the changes(separation of the middle and last names)..Thank in anticipation

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ibrahim,
You have really been through a lot judging by your complain,I understand how you feel, it’s a pity you’ve been through all these.

However, your birth certificate do not stand a chance for name correction.

For the NIMC, what exactly is the challenge/error? Let me know, you can as well visit any local government headquarters to get yourself profiled for national ID card.

Once you have an ID card which complies with your name, the correction will be effected.
Hope that helps..

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Olabode Ibrahim

Thank you for your swift response…the issue with the NIMC was in the printing of the card from the system,i was told they cant print out the id card due to an error,though i was not told what the error was,i suspect it might be due to my bvn issue because i used my bvn number when registering,i did the NIMC registration in the bank…how can i get the id card without the error occuring again?? i tried using a voter’s card sometimes bt i was told the voter’s card should be permanent(pvc) and not the slip type

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Raphael Orji

Kindly visit another bank to commence your ID card registration. The issue could be from their printer or rather avail you the ID number since they can’t print, let’s see how to help you print.
Better still visit a local government headquarters as suggested earlier.

For the voter’s card, you can only use the PVC at this time. Go back to where you enrolled and collect your PVC before the end of January, they’re giving it out at this time prior election.

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Olabode Ibrahim

Ok Bro,thanks…Now the question is can i restart my national id card registration in a local government headquarter despite going through the same process although not successful in the bank..wont it have any effect on the registration process?i dont really want to give much problems to myself again

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Abdul Paiko

Plz sir, don’t u think someone can have more than 2 bvn when you went to different bank to open an account and change ur name, phone number, ID card, date of birth, do u think my old bvn will show to them

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Raphael Orji

Hello Abdul,
Thank you for being here.

As well thank you for the initiative, however this is just a futile thought.
You cannot have more than one BVN.

REASON: While being profiled on the BVN portal for the first time using your account and ID details, remember your finger prints were captured on the system.

It then implies that once you want to enrol elsewhere using different particulars as you suggested, the portal will po-up or capture your existing details once you place your finger on the biometric tray, thus enlisting you as having been profiled.

If it were that easy to manipulate, no body will have BVN issues. Hope you’ve been cleared.

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Abdul Paiko

Plz sir, can I have a bank account and go to different bank to open an account and change my name,phone number, ID card, date of birth. Do you think they can locate my old bvn

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Raphael Orji

Hello Abdul, Thank you for being here. As well thank you for the initiative, however this is just a futile thought. You cannot have more than one BVN. REASON: While being profiled on the BVN portal for the first time using your account and ID details, remember your finger prints were captured on the system. It then implies that once you want to enrol elsewhere using different particulars as you suggested, the portal will po-up or capture your existing details once you place your finger on the biometric tray, thus enlisting you as having been profiled. If it were that easy to manipulate, no body will have BVN issues. Hope you’ve been cleared.

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george emmanuel

can one change his or her NAME on the BVN MORE than ones?

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Raphael Orji

Hello George,
Thank you for stopping by.

To your question
Why would you want to change the name or correct the name on your BVN again, having done it before.
Besides, how did you arrive at the ID card you want to start effecting this process with?

NIMS will frown at this and your BVN could be blacklisted as a result, because all the changes and corrections will be raising a red flag, they’ll assume.

However, contact your bank and see how you can sought this out, but it will most likely not fly.

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Omoyeni olayemi tosin

I have a gtbank account with the name Odimayomi olayemi tosin but will like to change it to Omoyeni olayemi tosin due to marriage and also my date of birth . My question is will I update my Gtb account and also my BVN details. I have int passport containing my new name, birth certificate,newspaper publish and marriage certificate.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Omoyeni,

Thank you so kindly for being here.

Regarding your question:

1. You will have to update your BVN by providing your bank with every supporting document including your now verifiable international passport.

2. Your account will have to be updated. Your bank will do this by availing you a customer information update form, which you’re required to complete with your now preferred details. Your international passport will as well be required alongside court affidavit upholding your new name and relative notary public. Age declaration should be included where necessary.
Hope that helps?

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stephen

thanks for this article, it’s really helpful.
i opened an account with diamond bank and the account official made a mistaken in the spelling of my name which is suppose to be Emmanuel stephen chinonso but she wrote chinonso steven emmanuel, i also noticed the same name (chinonso steven emmanuel) was used for my bvn since i registered the bvn with their bank.
i want to know how possible it will be to correct the name on the bvn

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Raphael Orji

Hello Stephen,
Thank you for being here.

Your problem is a lighter one, if I understand you right the transposition of your name was actually their fault and not yours.

Since you have an ID card with the right sequence of name you wish to be addressed with I assume, kindly visit the bank and ask them to effect this correction.

Be prepared to fill a form in this regard. Go a long with your ID card, they should be able to effect this change within 24hours.

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Segun

Please sir i used to have an account with diamond bank with different name entirely…But i did my BVN with first bank with my correct name and ID.
Could this create a problem for my BVN..like my BVN been blacklisted??
Since i have not link the old diamond account with my BVN but the same mobile number exist on both bank account.

Is there a way i can check if my BVN has been blacklisted??….I have been overseas for sometime and i just came back..I will really like to get a verification on this as i am contemplating opening another bank account with GTB…But i just want to me sure if my old account with diamond bank will constitute a problem with my BVN….Please note i have not linked my BVN with the diamond account….But the issue is the same mobile number exist on the Diamond and first bank… Thanks

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Raphael Orji

Thank you so much for being here Segun,

Your BVN cannot be blacklisted for not linking it up with your Diamond bank account, NEVER.

The truth is that Diamond bank will not by any means link your BVN to your account with them because the name is outrightly compromised.

But for safety of the BVN, no body is blacklisting it except if by any means your passed, present or future action says otherwise.

You can as well forget your account with Diamond bank because you can’t achieve outright change of complete name on BVN for now. Hope that helps?

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Mustapha

Good Evening Sir My Bank Account Has Three Names While My Nimc Has Two Names How Can I Adjust The Names Sir

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Raphael Orji

Hello Mustapha

Thank you for calling in.

What actually is the problem, which of the names do you want to adjust.

If it’s the name on the account, then you will have to fill in customer information update form. You may be required to file for an affidavit as your bank deems suitable.

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Richard gwaza

My first bank account is dormant but they ask me to update my Bvn information can it possible as the account is dormant?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Richard,

Thank you for being here, your bank will have to reactivate your account. Just make available necessary documentation for the process. Your ID card, utility bill and possibly may fill fresh account opening package as obtainable in some banks now.

Your BVN information will as well be updated afterwards. Hope that helps?

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Abile Oyimebi David

sir, i registered my bvn at Ecobank but i did not finish the whole process of opening an account with the bank because of time factor,but i later on open an account with GT bank, now the problem is the name i used in the bvn does not correspond with the national id card i did just of recent.for instance the name i used was Daniel john in the bvn no and the national id card is john gift Daniel,what should i do? because right now Gt bank debit me and said no bvn no withdrawal

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Abile Oyimebi David

sir, i did my bvn registration at ecobank but i did not finish the whole process of opening an account with them but i later on open an account with Gt-bank and i have issues with my first name and the middle name.for instance the name i used was Daniel john and when i did my national identity card the names i used was John bright Daniel.i thought a new Bvn will be sent to me through Gt bank,but up till now Gt bank has not send me bvn no, they only debit me the money i deposited and said no bvn no with-drawer. what should i do?

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Abile Oyimebi David

sir, i did my bvn registration at Ecobank but i did not finish the whole process of opening an account there,later on i opened account with GTBank with a new sim card and
the name i used for the bvn registration was David Abile while in my national id card which i recently did.the name i used is Abile Oyimebi David, right now am having issues with the bvn no.what should i do ? how can i change the bvn name

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Raphael Orji

Hello David,

Thank you for stopping here.

There are two ways to resolution of this issue.

1. Either you go back to where you were profiled for the national ID card and effect correction of name by removing the third name that appears on the ID card as it’s not on your BVN. It’s doable, you will have to pay N657.50 via Remita for this change to be effected.

2. You may have to go to court and get an affidavit for name correction, this affidavit will contain your name as you now want to be addressed, with respect to your name on the ID card as well. That’s to say, the name on the court affidavit should be the same with that on your ID card.

Having done this, proceed to Gtbank, give it to them, they should be able to correct your account name but this is after you might have gone to Ecobank for your BVN update and name correction. Hope that helps?

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Abile Oyimebi David

does it mean i can add or remove name without going to the court to get affidavit with only just N657.50

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Raphael Orji

Hello David,

Note: You can only change or correct your name on national ID card by paying N657.50 being Remita fee.

To change or correct your name on BVN or account has a different process flow which you can find from the above guide.

In a nut shell, you can correct your name on national ID card without going to court.

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precious

good evening sir,I opened an account with first Bank in 2015 with the wrong date of birth,please how can I correct my date of birth?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Precious,

It’s nice having you here.

You’ll have to get an affidavit for date of birth correction.

Kindly go to court and demand to have an affidavit for date of birth correction. Give them the correct date of birth, having obtained the affidavit you will have to visit your bank with it to enable them regularize your date of birth in their record, that’s all.

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Zuberu Abdulkarim

Good morning sir, my BVN carries Zuberu isah Abdulkaim but my name on my documents is Zuberu Abdulkarim.. i did all the requirements and i could not enjoy my banking with fist bank what do i do? Thanks.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Zuberu,

Trust I met you well?

If I understand you well, your ID card and other documents have two names suggestively first and last name.

But your BVN has three names with a middle name inclusive, and the bank had refused you banking access to this regard.

Now here’s what you’ve got to do

1. If you haven’t had a national ID card before now, kindly go and get one at any nearest GTBank or local government near you, I mean NIMS…This ID card should bear your three names as contained in your BVN. Only then can the bank attain to you.

2. The second option is you may have to apply for name correction through affidavit.

This simply means that you’ll go to a court of competent jurisdiction and seek affidavit on name correction, on your affidavit use the the three names on your BVN….. But I however doubt if the bank will honor this because the third name is missing on your ID.

So for this purpose, option number 1 is your sure bet.

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Ola osondu

Pls I will like to know if this is possible,I had an account opened for my by any junior brother cos I was not in town and he did it in his name and BVN now I want to be a co signatory or if possible changed back the accnt to my name pls how possible could that be

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ola,

You can only be added as a signatory to that account.

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lydia

good day sir i open 3 bank account with my name Lydia Joseph and my bvn name is Lydia Joseph but i want to change Lydia Joseph to Lydia David what should i do please i need help

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Raphael Orji

Hello Lydia,

First you will need an ID card that bears Lydia David.

Then get a court affidavit bearing Lydia David, publish your name change on a national daily of your choice.

Having done the above, proceed to the bank with your affidavit, a copy of the newspaper and your new ID card bearing Lydia David .

Note: It has to be a primary ID card example: Voter card (PVC), National ID card, Driver’s license or International passport.
With this, you will have your name change/corrected in less than 24 hours.

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HABILA BALA

Good evening sir, please i have an account bearing the name HABILA BALA all my document i bearing HABILA BALA. personal vote card bearing HABILA BALA. my bvn name TSOKEN MIKKY. i provided the required document namely newspaper publication, court affidavit and valid identity card bearing HABILA BALA. PVC the are still insisting that i cannot change two name at once please help me help me.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Habila,

Your case is a very technical one. The bank will not oblige the request.

You can however enquire if you can add that your second detail as a signatory to the account, who knows they might just honour it.

Best of luck.

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Livine ovunda

Sorry for the inconveniences ,I have d same case as that of Mr okafor and have brought all the required documents since on Tuesday ,the lady is telling me to come back the next five working days, and am really in need of cash , presently I don’t have the least $200 ,but I have money that I can access, plx what do I do ,am very rich ,I need to pay my bills.thank you.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Livine,

It’s a pity you’ll be waiting this long.

Kindly liaise with the service executive about your situation and why you need to access your fund. If he/she isn’t bulging enquire to see the head of operations in that branch, there must be something they can do to reduce the turn around time as well hasten up your transaction. It shouldn’t take that long please.

much regards.

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Tony

Good evening sir, sir I wish to Change my 3names in my bvn because the ID card I use to open my account bears my Muslim names, wish is, isa Mohammed alfada and my real names are, tony Effiong effim, I was a Muslim when I did the voters registration. plz sir help me tell me what to do.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Tony,
I must be sincere with you, this is a difficult one, I will however advice you visit your bank and have a word with a relationship officer.

Do you have a legal document evidencing your change of name, if no, kindly get an affidavit on name change before approaching your bank.

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Monte

Good day sir
I just opened a new acct with gtb… So I went to enroll for bvn… I then filled the bvn enrollment form not knowing the person who registered me set my surname as my first name and set my firstname as my surname…I then filled the right name but the individual who is doing the bvn enrollment rejected it …and i have already credited the acct with 100k…so sir please how do I go about it?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Monte,
Your case is a lesser one.
Kindly provide the bank with a primary ID card containing your desired name sequence, they should be able to alternate right without further delays.

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bright

please Sir the name on my Bvn is “Agu Bright” while my bank accounts Carry’s d name “Agu Bright ugochukwu”. as a result of that am having difficulties with my bank. do I need to do affidavit, or I should just walk to zenith bank with my national ID card where I did d bvn for them to upload it on dere system. thank you sir

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bright

please Sir the name on my Bvn is “Agu Bright” while my bank accounts Carries d name “Agu Bright ugochukwu”, and my national ID card also carries the name “Agu Bright Ugochukwu”as a result of that am having difficulties with my bank. do I need to do affidavit, or I should just walk to zenith bank with my national ID card where I did d bvn for them to upload d Ugochukwu on dere system. thank you sir

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Raphael Orji

Hello Bright,
You did not state if Ugochukwu is your middle name or something.
You may have to get an affidavit for name inclusion, which after you’re expected to revert to your bank.

Note: You will fill a customer information update form, carry alongside your affidavit, the primary ID upon which you got your affidavit to the bank.

However, you may have to contact your bank and see the possibility of name inclusion without affidavit, which I’m most certain they may not oblige.

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Achichi abdulrazak

Am Achichi.
Good day say me issue is quite complicated, me n my bro went to a bank to open an accr, I own d money to open d acct bt I don’t have an I.D so we filled d form withhis own details his nane,date of birth,and number.and we were unable to do our bvn same day we where ask to come d next day unfortunately he wasn’t around, it was over a month we haven’t still done d bvn and I was afraid my money is in danger since there is no ATM card, I decided to go to d bank on my own n finish up d BVN.
Since we filled d details together and we some how look alike I answered every question being ask there and I respond with his name ,after d capturing n finger print dey wants to inter link d bvn to d acct dey now discovered it was a separate person, now d bvn is having my image n d name is dat of broda .
Pls sir I don’t know which way I can correct this seriously issues, I Ave done affidavit n newspaper publication now I heard dem say they will be police report n a letter on all that happened dat day.
Pls help me out sie

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dimma

hi sir how can I change my bank account
name without going to the bank?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Dimma,
Sorry, you’ll have to visit your bank to initiate this transaction.
Nigerian banks aren’t permitted to treat proxy transactions of this nature, as there could be litigation in the future.

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Anderson

pls sir ….. my bvn records my name as Anumkua Anderson chibunna …..and my other account records Anumkua Mac-Anderson chimerem which is the one I preferred to answer .and they can’t link to my bvn ..I brought a valid ID ….( national. I.d) bearing Anumkua Mac-Anderson chimerem ….but within 78hours it reflected to Anumkua Anderson chimerem without the Mac …..I have been trying to put the Mac but seems abortive …..any other remedy to this

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Bizito Bright

Good evening. My first Account was opened with the name Osawe Bright but the other Accounts I opened is with the name osawe Bright Obianke….I can really recall if it was the latter name used on Bvn or the former. If it wer to be the former, Is there any problem since my school details and Nysc reg has the latter.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Bright,
Your question at some point was not too clear, however, the name on your pioneer account should presumably be the name on your BVN if it has been linked and you’ve making use of it before now.

If you choose to use additional name, then you may need to get an affidavit and a national daily publication to back it up.

Hope that helps?

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ABDULKAREEM,IDREES ATANDA

Goodmorning sir, i wish to change my bvn name in bank,i was formally bearing KARIMU KEHINDE IDRIS, but my real (current) name i wish to change my bvn is ABDULKAREEM IDREES ATANDA ,i had gotten all requirements ,COURT AFFIDAVIT,NIMS AND NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION,can the bank allow me to change all the three name as written above sir.My PERMANENT VOTER’S CARD (pvc) used to open the account in bank was LOST and the name on it was incorrect with my current name i wish to replace it with NIMS of my correct name.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Abdulkareem,
Kindly contact your bank on this issue.
They’ll be in the best position to advice on this issue.

However, outright change of the whole names are not welcomed, just for the record.

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Abisola

Hello sir,
I changed my surname due to some family reasons and which I’ve done affidavit for change of name, newspaper publication and I even submitted a copy of my international passport carrying the new Surname and I’ve been given a print out showing the change of name but it the change hasn’t reflected on my account…pls what to do sir?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Abisola,
Your issue is a lesser one, it’s either your bank has not commenced the process or its in progress awaiting authorization.

However advice you contact your bank, seek clarity on the delay to be in perspective.
Hope that helps?

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ogbaje stephen

good day sir …. A mistake was done on my firstname and middlename while doing the registration on my BVN but i was asked to bring NIMS which I did delivered to them to effect to this change and they assured me it will take 48 hours to effect and I waited patiently for this to happen. now Nothing has been done about it and I don’t access to my money.. what can I do

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ogbaja,
It will be necessary to exercise some patients having completed the correction process.

At times the delay could be coming from BVN portal, however, visit the branch and enquire to know why your details hasn’t been up dated.

Don’t forget to discuss this issue with the head of operations, sometimes those tellers could just be lazy and careless.
Good luck.

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chi

My firstbank account name is Udegbe Anastasia Chinenye while fidelity bank account name is Udegbe Chinenye Anastasia. will it affect me linking my bvn with fidelity bank. beside I fill bvn form with Udegbe chinenye Anstasia

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Raphael Orji

Hello Chi,
Fidelity bank will take care of that. It may require correction on your account name across their end, since BVN is existing on another account already.

They may have to tell you what it takes to rearrange your account name.

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James Bamidele

Goodmorning Mr Raphael,i have a problem with my first bank account.i opened my first bank account with the name James Bamidele but on my id card i have Ogedenghe Dele James.And they have used the same id card to create my bvn but they cant link it my account due to wrong names.

1)Now my question is,can i use an id card that is same with the name of my account

2) Is affidavit and newspaper publish neccessary?since i’m only using first bank account for now coz i dont have any other bank.

please your response is important to me sir.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Mr James,
I understand that you have separate names both on your account and ID card.

The question is which ID card was required from you while opening account and how was the account opened?

I also get to understand that the name on your ID card was used to profile your BVN, the question is, if the same bank carried out these gross errors, then something is wrong with both the customer service officer that opened the account and the BVN officer as well who ought to had checked the name in your account before processing, they should go back to training school in my opinion.

However, the account and the BVN had been created.

1. Everything is now subject to the name you’ll prefer, either the one on the account or the BVN.
you’ll however need an ID card for any of the names preferred.

2. Yes, you’ll have to get an affidavit of change of name, published on a national daily.

Moreover, your bank should advice you accordingly before you proceed because at times they have internal preference.

Not to mean that they’ll bend from doing the normal thing according to CBN guidelines.

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Raphael Orji

Mr Raphael orji,good day sir.pls sir can i add a name to my BVN name because the id card i used to enroll my BVN the name on the id card is not complete so can i add the new name on my BVN name.pls sir answer my question because it’s so important.

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Xta

Hello sir I have account with first bank and I did My bvn with wema bank I was told do affidavits and published my on newspaper and I also have national I’d and I went to bank for the correction and the customers care told me they will collect #5000 charges for I want to ask if this is really true

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Raphael Orji

Hello Xta, N5k for what?
This is strange, you are not expected to pay a dime for BVN correction.

Kindly escalate if the staff insists or refuses to attain to you on such basis.

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Raphael Orji

Mr Raphael Sir if I change the name on BVN. Can i also change the name on my access bank account

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kingsley emakpor

i have done affidavit and newspaper publication and even age decleration as told,for more than one month nw,i stil havnt gotten the new bvn.due to the one of the customer care handling it.he’s saying that it goes through the cbn,before they can approve it.and i have been on this prb for more than one month nw.i want to ask if change of name of bvn takes up to a month,cause am getting confused

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ola,
You can effect correction on your BVN provided you have a valid ID card containing your now preferred name.

Do also understand you’ll need an affidavit and a notary public/newspaper publication.

All things been equal, kindly proceed to the bank to effect your name correction.

Yes, you can correct your name if the aforementioned document are ready.

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Monday

Hello sir, please i have a little problem, i have account with firstbank and Gtb, i did my bvn with firstbank. I want to do a change of name on my account first name and bvn, how can i go about the process, i don’t have a national ID card

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Monday

Hello sir, please i have a little problem, i have account with firstbank and gtbank, and i want to do a change of name on my accounts and bvn, how do i go about the process, i don’t have a national ID CARD

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ade

Hello sir,
when i want to do my national id card, i was told that my bvn date of birth is not corresponding with the one i wrote on the inmc form…… i was told to go and change… apart from bank where can i change it… because bank is also requesting for national id card… which have not apply for due to the date of birth.. pls can i change it at national id c ard office

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ade!,

Think I know about name correction with the NIMS, but correction of date of birth with them is most probably obtainable.

However, kindly note it could cost you around N657.50 to achieve this, just so you know.

Kind regards…

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Austine

I have a problem with my bvn change of name i have done all the asked me to do but still yet my bvn name have not been change the bank to me that they have try it three times but the name still refused to change what am i to do next

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Austine

I went to firstbank for change of name in my bvn and they asked me to bring court affidavit which i did up till now they are unable to change the name please what should i do

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Abiodun

Hi Mr Raphael, I got my BVN from StanbicIBTC Bank unknowingly went to FirstBank for entire name Chang on my bvn so I was giving the requirement from the customer care service, so when I went back with all the requirements the lady discovered that my bvn wasn’t generated by FirstBank that I should go to any of the nearest StanbicIBTC bank, ungeting there I was referred to Stanbic Oba Akran were I got my bvn, to my greatest surprise I was told that its not possible for me to change the entire names she asked if I have all the requiment after when she was convinced by one of the staff, she even asked me to address a letter to the branch manager of the bank after all she asked me to check back any time after five working days. The day I visited the lady told me that she called my line but was switched off in which I know it was a lie, that she called me to tell me to come along with police report consigning the change of name on my bvn… Please Sir, are you really sure they can do something about it, because I have a real reason for doing so “a family issue”. Thanks

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ade

I have changed the year on my BVN before but I want to change it again is it possible

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judith

the name and the date on my bvn doesn’t tally with my credentials and I have gone to change that using my incorrect national i.d where an error also occurred, now I have all the necessary things to make the corrections, please is it possible

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Raphael Orji

Hello Judith,
It’s a pity your issue keeps getting complicated, however, there’s hope.
Since you now have requisite documents for the corrections, kindly proceed to your bank where this BVN was profiled in the first place to effect the corrections.

YES you CAN

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Morris

Is it possible to change first and last name on bvn?

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onwuzulume

how can i change my bvn name i have a bvn bearing okoye samuel but i want to change the name to onwuzulume sabastine how can i change it

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Raphael Orji

Hello Onwuzulume,
This is a difficult one.
CBN do not permit changing the whole name.
You may however contact your bank for further advise on this.

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Beryl

pls sir how do i change my telephone number that i used in bvn registration right now im not using the number anymore

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Raphael Orji

Hello Beryl,
Kindly visit the bank where you were enrolled on BVN.

Tell the CSO you want to change your BVN phone number.

They’ll give you a BVN correction form to fill, carefully fill the phone number you now wish to have on your BVN.

That’s just it. Kind regards.

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Monday

Please sir can i do bvn change of name to double middle names. E.g my name is monday akan monday, i want to change it to christopher akan monday jackson

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Folarin Adura

Pls sir am Adura folarin by name,I made a mistake when filling my Bvn and account details with uba.But I have my birth certificate with the correct one,I went to do National Identity number, but the date on my bvn reflect on their system so I went back to bank with my birthday certificate to correct it,and I was told it has been corrected. I went back for d NIN but the wrong date of birth was still showing so I was confused. But d man told me to pay d sum of #15 that he will tell me where to take d money to and my date of birth. So old sir is der a way I can correct it without paying DAT huge amount of money I really need your help sir thanks

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Tajudeen Olamide

Hello Good evening, I just came across this site and I am really happy I did. So I had some irregularities in my name due to the fact that my mum made some mistake in birth certificate I bear Tajudeen Olamide omolara as that was the name I used in opening my bank account but on my birth certificate she used Tajudeen Saidat Ayomide as that was what was on my international passport and birth certificate. I had done the change of the name which is effective already. But my fear now is when I get married I would love if I could bear my husband’s name and the name everyone calls me with(Olamide) and I want it to be effective on my accounts. The question Is it still possible to change a name twice on a bvn? Won’t it be a problem

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Raphael Orji

Hello Tajudeen, you can change your name to that of your husband at the right time with relevant documents.

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Raphael Orji
Dogood Ekanem

Hi Good evening, my DOB is 14-july-1995 but what is on my BVN is 14-june-1996.

Opening my second and third account I was forced to use the wrong DOB and I wish to correct it, although it’s not affecting any of my transactions whatsoever, I just want to correct it before it becomes a problem.
Please how do I go about the process

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Raphael Orji

Hello Ekanem,
Kindly get an affidavit for a dob correction and take care of this.

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Raphael Orji
Dogood Ekanem

Good morning,
I have a birth certificate already, does it still require affidavit

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Raphael Orji
IRIMIYA ELI

Good day sir, we apprentice you so much because this platform is problem solving. my problem is, I opened my account with school I’d card and the dob was 02/05/1986 which has expired. due to bvn issue, i went to the bank and changed my dob from 02/05/1986 to 12/12/81 using the old national id card, can I still change my DOB from 12/12/1981 to 02/05/1982? because all my documents and my PVC has this date of birth. pls I need your help sir.

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Raphael Orji

You can, however do get proper directive from your bank to proceed

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Raphael Orji
maxwell charles

Good day sir, please i opened my salary account with gt bank, and when i went to withdraw money from it the bank attendant said that without bvn no withdrawal meanwhile am desperately in need of money to use and settle my school financial problems. then i went forward to link my access bank bvn with my gt bank, and another problem occurred, that there is disparity with my date of birth in my access bvn with date of birth i used in opening gt account. so after going through all this stress i went to access bank to correct it with my PVC and my certificate of birth, after all this process, they said that i should also wait for 48hrs more till i can use it for linking to another bank. please i don’t know what to do, if after waiting for 48hrs more, if it will be successful. please i need your comment and advice.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Maxwell,

Your situation is veria pitiable.
However, I will advice you exercise a little patient with the bank, hope they get it resolved soonest.

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Raphael Orji
Eyitayo

Good morning Sir, I appreciate your work on this blog cos I have learnt a lot from other people challenges.
please Sir, can I change two of my bvn name leaving only the old first name?
if it is not possible Sir, can I be added with two new names and one old one as signatory to my own account?

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Raphael Orji
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Edwina Okoro

Good morning sir. I opened an account with GTbank and I noticed that they spelt my middle name incorrectly (they added an extra letter to my name) and also made a mistake in my date of birth. I’ve been to the bank severally to enroll for BVN correction for the name and they told me it’ll be effective within 48hours but the correction hasn’t been made till now. I recently opened another account with Zenith bank and I couldn’t get my ATM card nor make transactions because of the mistake they made with my name. Please I’ll like to know if there’s a more effective way that isn’t time consuming that this could be corrected because I’m a medical student and I have classes from 8-5 on weekdays. Thank you.

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Raphael Orji

Hello Edwina,

thank you for being here.

It’s a pity to know you’ve gone through all these, however there’s hope in view.

GTBank has the responsibility to effect these changes so you can access your account accordingly.

If they delay you further, kindly lodge in a complain with CBN by sending a mail to cpd@cbn.gov.ng or contactcbn@cbn.gov.ng or call 07002255226.

To your success, kind regards.

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Raphael Orji
Mohammed Sada Ahmed

Hello sir,
I did my BVN at GTB with the names arranged as Mohammed Sada Ahmed. My account at Unity Bank names are Sada Ahmed Mohammed. I used my driver’s license to open the Unity Bank account which has the names as Sada Ahmed Mohammed.
Unity Bank failed to reactivate my account until I rearrange my BVN names to Sada Ahmed Mohammed.
According to a GTB customer care in my state all BVN issues are withhold due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Please advise me on what to do.

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Raphael Orji
Eniwura Seyi

Please I want to change my BVN. Name and alsothere is a mistake with the date of birth I was asked to bring Affidavit and ID card but presently I have no suitable ID card nor National ID card pls what do I do?

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Raphael Orji
Banjo Oluwapelumi Motunrayo

Sir, I opened my account with my sister name which is Banjo Fisayo omobowale in 2016 but I used my information, and that’s what I used in opening my bvn . Now I want to change the name to my name , which is Banjo Oluwapelumi Motunrayo. Please is it possible??? And how do I get a newspaper publication??

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Raphael Orji
Odunayo Akintayo

Good morning Sir, please can I correct the names on my BVN with my driver’s license without using National ID card?

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Raphael Orji
Odunayo Akintayo

Good morning Sir, please can I correct or change the name on my BVN and account with the use of my driver license without using any other ID card?
Please reply my message Sir

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Raphael Orji

Hello Dr my name is babangida isah and I open my bvn with umar rabiu I need change the of bvn name from umar rabiu to babangida isah becouse all my document is going to babangaida isah how am I do

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Raphael Orji
Isa Ahmed

Hello sir me also i open account in kasim Isa want to change my account name to Isa Ahmed what should I do sir

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Raphael Orji
Obi stephen

Hello sir,
My on my bvn my names are OBI Stephen, the middle name was missing, in my other documents I have obi Stephen chinedu, so I want to add chinedu to my bvn, I already have an affidavit, and a valid id card, what I want to ask is can I use my birth certificate, which carries my name as obi Stephen chinedu with the correct date of birth instead of newspaper publication?

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Raphael Orji
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Kosisochukwu

Hello wanted to ask
If I change my name used in opening my account if the bvn automatically change with it

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Raphael Orji

Hello Kosi, the BVN will not change along, you will have to effect that differently.

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Raphael Orji
Abbas

Good evening sir. Am having a issue with my bvn concerning my DOB. I was told that when I got valid NIMC it will reflect the correct date of DOB on my BVN… saying that NIMC synchronize with BVN. Please what to confirm if is true…

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Raphael Orji
Hamdaan

Hello sir I want to change my Bvn name and date of birth at the same time. What I’m do?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Hamadaan,

Kindly go through the guide, it applies for your case too.

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Raphael Orji
Confidence

Please how can i change my name
Bank have a mistake in my name and now it affects me……. In school and some under things

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Raphael Orji

I opened a Gtbank account by the road side while at work, i was careless while giving him my name then after the long run i was asked to upgrade my account then i brought by student id card and the lady in the bank told me the name on my all my id card doesn’t correspond with the name i used in opening the account. What can i do to change the name reflecting on my bank account

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Raphael Orji

Mr. Raphael orji, thank you for your information.
But sir if I change my bvn details, my account details in Bank B can it change to be same with my bvn details?

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Raphael Orji

Hello Mohammed,
Thank you for being here.

You’re expected to provide the same information to all your banks for a possible update.

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Raphael Orji
Chidima Harrison

I have sent all documentation to first bank to effect my BVN change of name.

How many days does it take for it to be effected. is been over 48 hours and these is yet to be done.

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Raphael Orji
Paul James

I had initially change my BVN name, but for some reason beyond my control i will need to revert the name as it where before. its it possible to change BVN surmame twice?

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Raphael Orji
Amos Mary

Please sir I opened a student account with the name Amos Mary Ufedo-ojo but now I want to upgrade my account but the name on my National ID card is Amos Ufedo-ojo Mary is it possible to use the name like tha??

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Raphael Orji
Seriki Adeyemi

Hi,my own issues is completely different,I did bvn on my step brother’s account he’s now late,he was in the uk and I happened to run his account for him this was way back in 2014 and one day I went to his bank to pick up his atm card and I was told the account needed to be upgraded and I did bvn on his account and it’s now affecting my own account as I can not do bvn on my account,my brother name is EDUN tobosun azeez and I am seriki Adeyemi wasiu,in the situation what can I do to retify the mess I put myself.

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Raphael Orji

Good day sir,i have a problem with my account my middle name wasn’t added to my bvn in UBA.Which now I opened another account with fidelity bank trying to have access now to my money.I was told to get my affidavit which I have now government I’d .I was told to go to the local government to do my National identify card to add my middle name,but someone said even if I do it my middle name won’t be added.Since it’s not in my bvn…sir,I want to know how truth this is
Thanks for your feedback!!!

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Raphael Orji
Timothy

My middle name has an H’ letter which is an error in my bvn..
I registered it with my nin but used my middle.name without the error. Letter ‘H’.. Will.it affvet my NIN process ?. Can I change that error at my bvn name?

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Raphael Orji

Please oo I enrolled for BVN @GTB(useless)bank, and they had the wrong name on my BVN, now I’m tryna open with first bank and I got to know that there’s difference in the name with the NIN name.

Now where would I correct that from? What court should that be?

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Raphael Orji
Gideon

Where in Kwara state, Ilorin can one make or get affidavit from?

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Raphael Orji
Fiskem

How can I change from my married name to my maiden name on my BVN

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Raphael Orji
Oladipo taiwo

I was wrongly wrote oladipo taiwo kolawole on my bvn , instead of oladipo Haroon taiwo , and have get all the documents required ,atidavit ,news paper publication and I d card required, and I have go to bank they don’t change my name

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