Finance Ministry: We Didn’t Lose N12.6 Trillion In CBN Jos Branch Fire

The finance minister, Zainab Ahmed has said that CBN didn’t lose any cash to the fire incident at Jos branch of the financial body.

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We Didn’t Lose N12.6 Trillion In CBN Jos Branch Fire – Finance Ministry
Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed

The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has said that contrary to a report, the federal government did not lose N12.6 trillion during the minor fire outbreak at the Central Bank of Nigeria branch in Jos.

On April 21 there was a fire outbreak at the CBN branch in Jos. Authorities said that the fire was minor, adding the fire was effectively put out and no damage was done to any records of the bank.

Following the incident on April 22, the minister was quoted by a local news medium to have said, “We lost N12.6 trillion over a fire outbreak in the CBN office in Jos.”

However the ministry disclaimed the report in a tweet on Thursday adding that the news was false.

“The General Public should please beware of fake news,” the tweet said.

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