First Bank of Nigeria Limited has spoken on the alleged closure of its 81 branches in the SouthEast on Wednesday, June 2.
The financial institution claimed that its South East branches were fully open for business on Wednesday, asking members of the public to disregard any news contrary to its claim.
Earlier, a post on the Bank’s Facebook page showed some branches were temporarily closed.
Below is a screenshot of FirstBank’s Facebook post as it seems to have been deleted.
Techeconomy.ng previously reported that the bank and other financial institutions had declared early closure of their branches today, Thursday, December 31.
It was learnt that the banks, in different notices sent to customers, said their digital channels would remain effective to meet the financial needs of customers.
Fidelity Bank, in a message sent to customers via email, stated that its branches would be closed today by 2 pm.
The message read: “Please be informed that our branches will close at 2 pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020, ahead of the New Year holiday.
“For your convenience, our digital channels will be available 24/7 as always. On behalf of the board, management, and staff, we thank you for your continued patronage and support. Have a happy and prosperous New Year.”
In the same vein, First Bank noted that its branches would be closed to customers from 12 noon after opening by 8 am today.
The bank explained further that after closing for business early on Thursday, it would reopen its doors to customers on the first working day of next year.