First Bank of Nigeria has reacted to a misleading report by an online medium (Not Newsclick Nigeria) purporting a closure of its headquarters.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday and made available to Newsclick Nigeria, the lender said its attention has been drawn to the news reports online with the conflicting claims that FirstBank branch or/head office has been sealed.
“Please be informed that the referenced story is a misrepresentation of the facts and misleading. Neither our branch nor head office was sealed. On the 4th of August, 2022, there was an unlawful enforcement at the Bank’s Coomassie House Branch of a garnishee order issued by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which order the Bank is still challenging in court.”
While the Bank has taken appropriate legal steps to deal with the situation, we wish to reassure our customers of unhindered banking services and unique customer experience in all our branches and through our numerous alternative channels”, the statement stressed.