The results of the EFInA Access to Financial Services in Nigeria 2018 survey revealed that 39.5 million adults (39.7% of the adult population) have a deposit money bank account. This represents an increase of 2.6 million adults, from 36.9 million in 2016. In 2018, the formally included segment increased from 46.9 million adults in 2016 to 48.4 million adults in 2018. The number of adults relying on informal mechanism ONLY increased significantly from 9.4 million in 2016 to 14.6 million in 2018.
The findings also revealed that 36.6 million adults, representing 36.8% of the adult population, are financially excluded.