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The Central Bank of Nigeria is open for business Monday through Friday except on national holidays. Our working hours are from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

The CBN has acquired a new domain name cbn.gov.ng but owing to the fact that cenbank.org is familiar to our correspondents, we cannot cut over completely to the new domain name. Rather, the two domains cenbank.org and cbn.gov.ng run side by side as interchangeable domain names for all CBN e-mail accounts.


General Enquiries:
Media Relations: [email protected]
Forex Helpdesk [email protected]
Scam Related Enquiries: [email protected]
SMEEIS Enquiries: [email protected]
AGSF Enquires: [email protected]
Microfinance Enquires: [email protected]
Bank Consolidation Enquires: [email protected]
Authorized Dealer Enquires: [email protected]
CBN Training Center: [email protected]
Contractors/Suppliers [email protected] org
Website/Technical Issues:
Issues on CBN Branches: [email protected]
Mailing/Calling us means you accept the terms in our email disclaimer.


General Switch Board: See Reception below
Authorized Dealer Enquires +234 9 462 37804, or
+234 9 462 37802
Reception Desk: +234 9 462 39701-02
Forex Helpdesk +234 9 462 37827
+234 9 462 37831
Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme (CACS) +234 9 46237602
Corporate Affairs: +234 9 462 36011
Fax: +234 9 462 36012

Letters/Our Location:

Central Bank of Nigeria,
Plot 33, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way
Central Business District,
Cadastral Zone,
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory,

P.M.B. 0187,
Garki Abuja.


Fraudulent Emails, Identity Theft and Financial Fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria is aware that its name and that of some of its staff are being used to validate a range of different forms of fraud, perpetrated against innocent third parties. The identity theft element of these scams can include fraudulent emails, the replication of faxes from the Bank, copies of our website and the creation of a false telephone switchboard. Examples of replica documents and sites have occurred both in Nigeria and elsewhere across the world.

Whilst the Central Bank of Nigeria can take no responsibility for losses arising from such sites, services or documents, we are dedicated to the task of playing our part in reducing identity theft and fraud.

If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of any correspondence purporting to be from the Central Bank of Nigeria please do not hesitate to see our 419 disclaimers If you have received what is obviously a fraudulent email purporting to be from the Bank, it is important that you do not access any links within it, disclose any personal information or reply to it.

If you find the topic here useful, you should see our discussion forum on 419

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Facts : 1/1/1995
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition:The Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) which is an automated system for sorting cheques and other financial instrumenTS. This facility came into effect in the early part of 1995.
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