One of Nigeria’s top financial institutions, First Bank Nigeria Limited has reacted to the recent trend of animals swallowing public funds in Nigeria. The reportage of snake swallowing N36m at a JAMB Office and a monkey eating another N70m instead of Banana took a viral dimension with Nigerians extending it to almost every aspect of national and personal lives.
A twitter user with the handle, @officialrohkip had tweeted thus:
“With the way animals swallow money now, I will have to close my @FirstBankngr account. I don’t trust that elephant on their logo…”
Acknowledging the power of social media and the probable impacts that it may have on its customer base, the bank addressed the issue in a separate tweet saying:
“The Elephant on our logo represents trust, integrity, dependability, and loyalty. Let your First Bank account remain open. We are your trusted ally. #Stillstanding #Stilldependable #YouFirst.”
Unlike the snake and monkey alleged to have swallowed money, First Bank restated that the elephant on its logo does not swallow customers’ deposits.