Bank customers in some states of the North-East on Friday lamented over insufficient number of Automated Teller Machines (ATM), poor network and slow dispensing of cash by the machines under pressure. A cross section of them told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi, Gombe, Maiduguri, Dutse and Yola that they encountered difficulties withdrawing cash during periods of festivities.
Apart from the inadequacy of the machines, some of the few available ones were either non-functional or never stocked with enough cash.They added that most times, poor network also worsened the already precarious situation. In Bauchi, bank customers experienced difficulties withdrawing money from the machines during the break, due to poor network service. Media correspondents who went round the Bauchi metropolis reported that although there were no long queues at ATM withdrawal points, it took each customer several minutes to remove money due to network challenge.Photo Credit: Getty