The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said 910,186,115 transactions involving N65.16 trillion were recorded in 2016 as electronic payment in the banking sector.

This statistics is contained in a “Selected Banking Sector Data for 4th Quarter 2016’’ released by NBS in Abuja.

The report stated that ATM transactions dominated the volume of transactions recorded, with 590, 238, 934 involving N4.98 trillion in the period.

“In terms of credit to private sector, N59.56 trillion credit was allocated by banks in 2016.

“Services and Industry got credit allocation of N23.07 trillion and N22.85 trillion to record the highest credit allocation in the year under review.

“The number of banks’ staff dropped from 82,540 in third quarter 2016 to 76,812 in the fourth quarter,’’ it stated.

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

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