14 March 2016

Nigeria: Central Bank Governor Visits Calabar Explosion Victims

Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Monday visited the Calabar branch of the bank that was rocked by gas explosion on Friday.

The governor, who refused to speak with journalists, also visited the victims of the blast at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.

Mr. Emefiele inspected the site of the blast before leaving the bank's premises immediately for Abuja.

Four persons were reported dead in the blast, while several others were injured.

Journalists were not allowed in when the CBN governor visited the victims in the hospital.

Our correspondent also learnt that arrangements had been concluded for those who were in severe conditions to be transferred to other health facilities within or outside country where necessary.

Our correspondent also learnt that skeletal banking operations had resumed at the Calabar branch.

NAN

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