The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN has dissociated itself from claims that it is disbursing 50 billion eNaira to the public.
It distanced itself from a twitter handle @enaira cbdc whose activities it described as illegal.
The bank said, “the impostor handle and fraudulent persons have been posting messages related to the eNaira with the intent of wooing unsuspecting Nigerians with claims that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), among other falsities, is disbursing 50 billion eNaira currency”.
These impostors, the apex bank, said were bent on defrauding the public through the links attached to their messages for application to obtain eNaira wallets and become beneficiaries of the said 50 billion eNaira.
It denied the ownership of the Twitter handle (@enairacbdc), adding that it had suspended its presence on Twitter following the Federal Government’s ban. It warned the public to beware of fraudsters.
The bank urged the public to seek carifications on information about the eNaira either by visiting the eNaira website: www.enaira.gov.ng, calling the eNaira contact centre on 080069362472 or visiting any CBN branch.
The official social media handles of the eNaira, the apex bank added, are: www.facebook.com/myenaira; www.instagram.com/myenaira