Contrary to speculations, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria(CIBN) and the Body of Banks CEOs have assured the Nigerians that banks will remain open for business.

A statement signed by the President/Chairman of CIBN, Ken Opara, after a meeting between the two critical stakeholders in the banking sector, said branches will only close operation in locations where the safety and security of staff cannot be guaranteed.

Opara assured the Banks will continue to ensure that adequate security are in place to protect staff and customers whilst
safeguarding the assets of the banks in contending with the current challenge.

He appealed to the general public to remain calm and eschew any act of violence as the banking industry
remain resolute and committed to finding ways to address all the related issues.

The council while appreciating the banking public appreciated them for their continued patience and understanding even as it pledges to restore normalcy in the wake of the challenges encountered in accessing cash

Recall that the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution (ASSBIFI) had on Friday issued a statement mandating it’s members to stay at home in any state where their staff have been attacked.