First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the temporary closure of its 81 branches in the SouthEast today, Wednesday, June 2.
The financial institution disclosed this in a Facebook post, asking its customers to use alternative channels to transact for the period.
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Although the bank didn’t cite any reason for its decision, Techeconomy.ng gathered that some Facebook users were hailing the institution for its compliance with the “stay at home order.”
According to one of them, “Thank you too for having realised now, how exactly important today is to us (easterners). We so much appreciate your adherence/ compliance with the “stay at home order”
This medium 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.
Meanwhile, First Bank has come out to deny closing those branches.