CBN Will Keep Operating While Coronavirus Lasts

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN has announced its continued operation despite the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
According to a statement released by the Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor on the bank’s website, the CBN will not be partaking in the partial lockdown ordered by the Federal Government.CBN Will Keep Operating While Coronavirus Lasts
The statement further disclosed that the CBN has triggered its business continuity plans so as to ensure that its operations are undisrupted at this critical time. It added that Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) and other financial institutions have been ordered to do the same.
CBN To Remain Operational While COVID-19 Lasts
Following the current impact of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) on the global economy coupled with efforts by the Nigerian Government, including partial lockdown in some States and at the Federal level, to check the spread of the virus in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) wishes to inform stakeholders and members of the Nigerian public that the Bank will remain open for business during this period.CBN Will Keep Operating While Coronavirus Lasts
As a responsible public institution and regulator, we have triggered our business continuity plans to ensure that the Bank’s operations remain largely undisrupted at this present time when social distancing has become key to checking further spread of the virus. We have also directed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) and other financial institutions to do same.
The welfare and safety of our staff and their families, and indeed all Nigerians, remain top priority to us. Consequently, with effect from Wednesday, March 25, 2020, till further notice, only essential staff of the CBN Head Office and the 37 Branches of the Bank will be expected to report for duty daily. In other words, our staff in non-critical roles have been directed to stay at home and work remotely, when their services are required.CBN Will Keep Operating While Coronavirus Lasts
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We have also directed all our staff to follow stipulated guidelines by the Federal Ministry of Health, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other relevant health agencies of government to curb possible spread of the virus in Nigeria. For the avoidance of doubt, the CBN, in line with its mandate of ensuring monetary and price stability, will remain open for business during these trying times. Isaac Okorafor Director, Corporate Communications“, the statement reads.CBN Will Keep Operating While Coronavirus LastsPhotos Credit: Getty

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