The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday advised Nigerians to adopt alternative payment methods such as electronic transfers and be wary of using ATMs or cash to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The CBN Director of Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okoroafor, gave the advice in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said one of the ways people could contact the disease was by touching a surface or object that had the virus and then touching one’s mouth, nose or possibly the eyes.
“In times like this, it is advisable for Nigerians to adopt alternative payment methods such as electronic transfers, internet banking, USSD, etc, to avoid the disease – Covid-19.
The Naira note is one surface that people touch every day. It will be wise for us to wash hands after handling money, especially if you are eating or touching food,” he said.
Okoroafor said these alternative payment methods with the benefits, were well developed and worked well.