The Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) says there shall be no disruptions in banking providers throughout the 14-day lockdown.
That is in response to a press release signed by Isaac Okorafor, CBN director of company communications.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, on Sunday, instructed that motion of individuals be restricted in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja for 14 days in curb the unfold of COVID-19 virus.
In a joint assertion with the ministry of finance, price range and nationwide planning, the CBN had stated it had obtained permission from the president for key gamers within the monetary sector to proceed skeletal providers.
“Consequently, related safety businesses have been requested to grant passage to vital employees of those establishments to allow important and strategic monetary transactions to go undisrupted throughout the interval of the lockdown,” the assertion learn.
The exempted establishments have been listed to incorporate:
- The CBN
- Deposit Cash Banks (DMBs)
- The Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc
- Switching corporations
- Cellular cash operators
- Fee resolution service suppliers.
Members of the general public have been additionally inspired to restrict the usage of money and undertake different fee channels like cell banking, web banking, cell cash, level of sale (POS), and USSD.
Financial institution prospects have been additionally warned in opposition to panic withdrawals as monetary establishments would stay operational throughout the lockdown.
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