By David Okpash.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Wednesday directed the commercial banks operating in the state to deploy and inject enough of the new currencies to the state to cushion the hardship occasioned by scarcity of the new notes.
Governor Sule who gave the directive when he stormed the Mararaba branch of the Union Bank in Karu Local Government said it has become in view of what Nigerians are going through as a result of difficulty in accessing money at the banks
Governor Sule, who was in continuation of his second phase re-election bid detoured into the bank, in Masaka, Karu Local Government added that it was part of his responsibility to check on the activities of banks operating in the state, with a view to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
The Governor disclosed that, after President Muhammadu Buhari met with the 36 State Governors and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, difficulty situations were still being faced by Nigerians as a result of the redesigning of the Naira, the President assured the Governors that there is no problem with the banks, that Nigerians can now access money at any banks.
“I spoke with the manager and he assured me that with the bank’s ATM card, one can withdraw up to twenty thousand naira, while customers from other banks can only withdraw ten thousand naira,” he stated
“There are a lot of people here going through difficulty. That’s why I stopped. As you know, we are checking because we are part of the government. The President met with the governors and the CBN Governor yesterday and assured us that there is no problem with the banks,” he stated.
While assuring customers of the bank that money will be made available for 24 hours, the manager equally confirmed to the Governor that, the bank made it possible for customers of Union Bank to withdraw up to twenty thousand naira, while customers from other banks can withdraw ten thousand naira.