By Ahmed Rahma One of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in Nigeria, Luno, has assured its customers that their funds are safe. This assurance was given after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ordered banks in the country to close the accounts of persons trading the digital currency. According to CBN, cryptocurrency is still illegal in Nigeria. The apex said it will not allow those carrying out financial transactions to use the formal financial system to operate. In a message to its customers on Friday, Luno informed its users that their investment remains safe, urging them not to make panic withdrawals. \u201cLuno will continue to operate as normal while we seek further clarity from the authorities. "Some Naira deposit methods are currently affected, please check the status page for updates. \u201cWithdrawals are unaffected and will continue to be processed, but may take longer than usual. \u201cAll customer funds are completely safe,\u201d a statement from the organisation disclosed. It further stated that, \u201cThere\u2019s no need to take any action regarding your account at this time.\u201d \u201cWe will update our customers on all incoming developments as soon as we receive further information, and certainly well in advance should withdrawals be affected,\u201d Luno assured. \u201cLuno has always worked closely with regulators in Africa and all regions in which we operate, and will continue to do so. \u201cNigeria\u2019s regulators have taken a pragmatic and forward-looking approach to cryptocurrency in the past and we\u2019re confident that this issue can be resolved quickly, so Nigeria can continue to play a central role in the growth of cryptocurrency,\u201d it said.