The Central Bank of Nigeria has approved four local firms for printing cheques excluding Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company PLC.
This was contained in a circular issued by the apex bank over the weekend.
The circular, signed by Sam Okojere, the Director of the Banking Services Department, said that the firms include Superflux International Limited, Tripple Gee and Company, Yaliam Press Limited and Marvelous Mike Press.
The CBN said, “The re-accreditation of Cheques Printers and Cheque Personalisers is in line with the NICPAS qualification criteria.”
The circular also showed that seven banks were approved as personalisers of cheques, and they include Zenith Bank Plc, Ecobank Plc, First Bank Ltd, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Keystone Bank Ltd, Providus Bank Ltd and Wema Bank Plc.
It was stated that all accredited printers and personalisers had been duly notified and certificates issued.
The Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company Plc and Euphoria Group Limited, were accredited and approved on Thursday, 04 December 2014, in a letter REF: BPS/DIR/GEN/CIR/02/033.
NPSMC is the sole printer of N200, N500, N1000 new naira notes