NIRSAL Microfinance Bank Raises the Alarm over Fake Staff, Agents

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By Ndubuisi Francis

NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (NFMFB), which is owned by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Bankers’ Committee, has raised the alarm over some unethical practices by individuals disguising as its staff or agents to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public.

In a statement issued yesterday, the bank said its attention had been drawn to some unethical practices being perpetrated by individuals disguising as its staff or agents, demanding and receiving money from unsuspecting members of the public purportedly to secure COVID-19 targeted credit facility or the AGSMEIS loan.

It, therefore, warned members of the public against falling prey to such people, adding that the COVID-19 targeted credit facility being disbursed by it on behalf of the CBN is a loan, and not a grant as beneficiaries must pay back with interest.

The statement read: “The attention of the management of NIRSAL Microfinance Bank has been drawn to some unethical practices being perpetrated by individuals disguising as its staff or agents demanding and receiving money from unsuspecting members of the public purportedly to secure COVID-19 targeted credit facility or the AGSMEIS loan.

“We also wish to inform the public, who may have been scammed by these unscrupulous people, to lodge a complaint on our whistleblowing portal by sending us an email on WHISTLEBLOWER AT (whistleblower@nmfb.com.ng).”