The Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday raised the alarm over what it called a fake Twitter handles linked to the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
The apex financial regulatory body said that the Twitter handles bearing the name and photograph of Emefiele were fake and targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public.
The Acting Head, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, in a statement, advised members of the public to ignore such Twitter handles.
The statement read, “The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been drawn to the existence of several twitter handles purportedly owned by the Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
“We wish to inform members of the public, particularly members of the social media community that Emefiele currently has no twitter handle.
“We wish to state categorically therefore, that the twitter handles bearing the name and photographs of Emefiele are fake and targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public.
“Accordingly, we wish to advise all members of the social media community and the general public to be wary of the fake accounts and discountenance whatever message conveyed therein.”