The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, and the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, have said that the financial sector will continue to perform some services during the two weeks restrictions placed on movement by the Federal Government.
This was made in a statement jointly signed by the Minister and Governor, and made available to journalists in Abuja.
The statement said that they have received exemptions from the President to allow some operations in the financial system and money markets.
The statement said: “To ensure that Nigerians can still perform online transactions and use ATMs whilst observing these restrictions, we will like to inform the general public and all affected stakeholders that we have obtained exemptions from the President to allow very skeletal operations in the Financial System and Money Markets in order to keep the system in light operations during this time.
“We are mindful of the difficulties these restrictions would bring on ordinary Nigerians and are grateful to the President for approving these exemptions, which should help ease some of these burdens.
“We urge all Nigerians to be patient, cooperative and united as all hands are on deck to defeat this virus,” it stated.