The Central Bank of Nigeria has finally spoken up concerning a false updates released to the public.
The CBN debunks the news that says ” that the regulator had directed deposit money banks and international money transfer operators to convert domiciliary account holdings into naira”
In the statement released on Saturday which was signed by the the Director of Corporate Communication, Osita Nwanisobi, CBN assured the general public that it would not do such.
The circular titled, ‘CBN categorically denies and strongly condemns peddlers of rumour on domiciliary account holdings.’
It read in part, “We wish to reiterate that the bank has not contemplated, and will never contemplate any such line of action.
“The speculation is a completely false narrative aimed at triggering panic in the foreign exchange market.”
“Operators of domiciliary accounts and other members of the banking public are therefore advised to completely disregard these fictitious documents and malicious rumours and go about their legitimate foreign exchange transactions, as we have no doubt that these rumours are only aimed at impugning the integrity of the Central Bank of Nigeria and activating chaos in the system.”
The CBN also stated that that the culprits would be investigated and fished out and severely punished.
They went further to remind the general public that any updates released by the CBN is always posted on its website (www.cbn.gov.ng) for the attention of the general public and that any other source of information should ignored.We are social! follow us on: