CBN orders weekend duty for banks

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, is expected to personally supervise and ensure that bank doors are opened to customers today and tomorrow.

This is as the apex bank described as fake, news making the rounds that it suspended accounts of Fintech companies like OPAY and PALMPAY.

The bank also confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks across the country.

Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department of the CBN, Dr. Isa Abdul-Mumin, who disclosed this, explained that a substantial amount of money, in various denominations, has been received by commercial banks for onward circulation to their respective customers.

Isa added that the apex bank has also directed all banks to load their Automated Teller Machines as well as conduct physical operations in the banking halls through the weekend.