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COVID-19: CBN gives marching order to commercial banks, others

by newshubmag

The Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has directed all Deposit Money Banks and other financial institutions operating in Nigeria to take adequate measures to disinfect their offices.

This was contained in a statement on Sunday signed by the Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor.

The statement disclosed that CBN has commenced the disinfection of its head office and 37 branches.

This, according to the statement is in line with the directive of the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control towards curtailing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

News Hub Mag! reports that the move followed a management directive, which is in line with advisory from the World Health Organisation and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control that all government establishments should disinfect their offices as a preventive measure against the virus.

Okorafor reiterated the assurance by the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, that the bank, collaborating with the banking industry players, would ensure it mitigated the impact of the coronavirus on the Nigerian economy.

He urged Nigerians to follow stipulated guidelines by the Federal Ministry of Health, NCDC and other relevant health agencies of government to curb possible spread of the virus in Nigeria.

“The disinfection exercise at the bank is being supervised by the Director, Procurement and Support Services Department, Mr. Stanley Arinze, will be replicated in all the bank’s branches across the country,” he stated.

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