CBN: OccupyCBN protesters are blackmailers


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday described a group known as Wailing Wailers as “paid hirelings,” saying they are a bunch of “blackmailers fighting for the interest of those who want to destroy the Nigerian economy The central bank in a statement last night, said the group which goes by the tag Occupy had threatened to protest efforts of the CBN to conserve scarce foreign exchange.

In a statement, the CBN Ag. Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor described them “as paid agent of some selfish interest groups and enemies of the Nigerian economy. “He said further that “the allegations are totally false and fabricated. ” According to him, there is no iota of truth to the allegations of forex manipulation and round-tripping levelled against the CBN by the group.

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