FHC Embraces Cashless Policy, Outlaws Cash Payments

Federal High Court

The Federal High Court has outlawed cash payment for all its services and accordingly, barred all officials working in its account departments and payment points nationwide from accepting cash for payment for any service rendered.

The court said it has provided means of electronic payment including computers and Point of Sale (POS) devices in it cash offices in addition to the bank option.

It said the new practice was informed by the cashless policy of the Federal Government.

The information is contained in an undated circular issued by the court and pasted on all notice boards at the headquarters building of court in Abuja Friday.

The circular signed by N. A. Mba-Omotosho is titled: “No more cash collection by staff of this honourable court for any form of official transaction from litigants and counsel requiring the services of the court.”

It reads: ” I have been directed to inform all the Deputy Chief Registrars, Assistant Chief Registrars and Station Registrars that, in consonance with the Federal Government cashless policy, there shall be no longer be cash transaction on payment of any court fees from litigants and counsel henceforth.

“To enhance better collection of revenue, the court has provided computers and POS to all the divisions, and no Secretary is permitted to type affidavits to any litigant or lawyer.

“A litigant can pay to the bank after the RRR has been generated where the POS fails to respond in Federal High Court Cash office.

“The Deputy Chief Registrars, Assistant Chief Registrars, Station Registrars and Account Staff are to strictly comply with this circular.”

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