The federal government has
described as misleading, a tweet that demanded all bank account holders and insurance firms to fill and submit a self- certification forms in a series of tweets on Thursday.
Part of the tweets which directed the public to get detailed information on the directive from the website of the FIRS also threatened to block access to defaulters’ accounts or impose a monetary penalty on them.
The tweet, which had been since deleted, read in part: “This is to notify the general public that all account holders in financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, etc) are required to obtain, complete and submit self -certification forms to their respective financial institutions.
“Failure to comply with the requirement to administer or execute this form attracts sanctions which may include monetary penalty or inability to
operate the account. For more enquiries, visit FIRS’ website.”
The federal government did a prompt retraction to the policy statement yesterday, saying the tweet was misleading, and promised to issue the correct notice to that effect.