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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Banks In Kogi Shut Down Over Inability To Dispense New Naira

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Some bank customers peacefully protesting their inability to access their funds in Kogi state caused some banks to shut down services on Wednesday.

The frustrated customers in Lokoja protesting, asked the commercial banks to either change the daily narration of “no money” or close down.

According to News Agency of Nigeria, some of the affected banks include GTB, Unity, Zenith, Access and Unity Bank situated along IBB Way, shut down due to the protest.

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A customer identified as Ibrahim, told the NAN that their protest was as a result of the allegations that the banks refused to give or dispense the newly redesigned Naira notes to customers in flagrant disobedience to the Central Bank of Nigeria directive.

He said, “We have been scavenging across these banks without success in getting any money that could help us and our families survive these hard times

“You can see how angry most of us are, and it’s just for a singular reason that we can’t access money that we can use to feed our families.

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“Today, we have decided that no official of First bank, GTB, Unity, Zenith, Union and Access banks will be allowed to enter his/her offices to work.”

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