The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele has given a new directive to junior staff members of the apex bank due to the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement obtained by Naija News from the bank’s Twitter handle and a press statement, The apex bank disclosed that although it’s not shutting its doors to business, only selective staff members would report to work daily.
Here is the apexbank’s tweets and statement below
— Central Bank of Nigeria (@cenbank) March 25, 2020
The statement read: “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.”