The Central Bank of Nigeria has debunked statements shared online that it intends to shut down operations from the 23rd to the 27th of February 2023.
According to the fake post, Nigerians are being told to go and stock their home.
The fake post reads, “Anyhow you can get money between today and tomorrow, get and keep it, also whatever transfer you want to do, do it between today and tomorrow, information am hearing is that, as of Thursday, the bank network will go off till Sunday or Monday, so that politician will not be able to transfer money to anybody for a vote, so buy enough food at home, do ur transfer now. Because the next five days will be difficult pls”.
However, the CBN (in discrediting the above statement) via its official social media page has warned Nigerians to be wary of fake news, as it plans to continue operations.