THE PROBLEMS OF BANKINGS HABITS OF THE RURAL COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON BANKING AND FINANCE
This research work is intended to do analysis of rural banking habits f the rural communities of the Nigeria and to analyze the various problems militating against the successful implementation of the rural banking awareness from the central bank annual report and statement of account 1999. Survey conducted it was revealed that the country is under banked.
In this work, some plausible recommendations that will assist the monetary authorities in fashionry out practicable and attractive incentives for the banking ensuring the achievement of the objectives of the programmed will be made.
The chapter four of this talks about the summary of findings of this topics
Finally, chapter five comprises of conclusion and recommendation of this topic and the bibliography. I hope that this project will be of benefit to the problems of banking habits of the rural communities in Nigeria.
Since July 1997 which marked the official beginning of the rural banking programme for commercial banks, the economy of Nigeria has gone, through several changes each government continued policies it considered relevant banks have in recent times been confronted with challenges and they have called for introduction of one reform or directives so as to put it with our present economic realities. This role is about what should be the proper function of banks in the transformation of Nigeria alien economy. It is n this regard that the rural banking programe of commercial banks came as measure that will ensure effective grass root mobilization this resulted in settling up the Okigbo financial system review committee in 1976. This most important recommendations of the committee excepted by government include:
1) That banks should actively facilitate the transformation of the rural environment by promoting the rapid expansion of banking habits by the rural communities or committees. They will provide saving deposit facilities for their customers and there by help to mobilize rural funds outside the banking system. This served as a revenue for creation of credit in rural areas which will be in the form of equity and loan for small scale farmers, co-operative societies and entrepreneurs.
2) That bank lending policy in the past been in favour of short term lending, that they should allow the medium and long tern lending so as to give the long time instrument enough time to mature.
3) That banks should identify with national objectives. They maintained that decision making of banking should be localized.