The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has debunked a foreign exchange policy press release currently being circulated on social media.
According to CBN in a post on its official X account, the press release was issued by the apex bank in 2017 and its no longer in conformity with the present realities of the bank’s FX policy.
“We would like to bring to your attention that the attached images currently circulating on social media are from an old Press Release dated 20th February 2017 and should be disregarded,” the apex bank said.
Using a keyword search, TechnocratMedia Check found that the press statement was originally issued on February 20, 2017, by the CBN.
Further search also revealed that the statement was published by a number of media platforms in 2017.
ThisDay published a story on the statement on February 18, 2017.
Also, Venture Africa published the statement on February 22, 2017.
The recent circulation of the press statement is misleading. The public is hereby advised to disregard it completely.