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Fraud, Unemployment and Cashless System: A paradox or Reality in Nigeria

Ikpefan, Ochei Ailemen and Achugamonu, Bede U. and Isibor, Areghan Akhanolu and Agwu, M.E (2015) Fraud, Unemployment and Cashless System: A paradox or Reality in Nigeria. British Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, 10 (1). pp. 29-42. ISSN 2048-125X

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The challenges envisaged in a cashless economy in Nigeria are fraud, indiscriminate deductions from accounts, unemployment, high rate of illiteracy and epileptic power supply. Various researchers identified negative public perception, high e-banking charges, payment infrastructure gap, unbanked majority and absence of legal framework to corroborate international policy as imminent challenges of the cashless policy. The objective of this study is to investigate if cashless economy will reduce fraud and unemployment in Nigeria. The methodology employed for testing the hypotheses is a statistical parametric test called Pair Sample t-test through the use of SPSS statistical package. The study rejects the null hypotheses which mean that cashless economy would increase the rate of fraud and unemployment in Nigeria. The study recommends immediate job financial empowerment for those that will suffer job loss as a result of cashless policy. There should also be adequate legislation on all aspects of the operations of the cashless system so that both the operators of the system and the public can be adequately protected for internet, physical, and other related security issues

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cashless; Cash based, Fraud, Unemployment, e-banking
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 14:59
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 14:59

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