The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has debunked claims if scarcity of cash at the banks, Automated Teller Machines (ATMS) Point of Sales ( POS) and Bureaux de Change in some major cities across the country.
In a statement by the Director of Corporate Communications, Dr Isa AbdulMumin, the CBN assured the public that there is sufficient stock of currency notes for economic activities in the country.
Part of he statement reads: “Our findings reveal that the seeming cash scarcity in some locations is due largely to high volume withdrawals from the CBN branches by Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) and panic withdrawals by customers from the ATMs.
“While we note the concerns of Nigerians on the availability of cash for financial transactions, we wish to assure the public that there is sufficient stock of currency notes for economic activities in the
country. The branches of the CBN across the country are also working to ensure the seamless circulation of cash in their respective states of operation.
“Members of the public are, therefore, advised to guard against panic withdrawals as there is sufficient stock to facilitate economic activities. Nigerians are also advised to embrace alternative modes of payment, which would reduce pressure on using physical cash”.