New Naira Notes: Angry Customers Lock Up Bank Gate Due To Scarcity

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By Ikhiliebalu Friday

Angry customers yesterday, locked up the gates of the First Bank at King Square axis of Benin City due to their inability to make withdrawals.

The irate youths also barricaded the King Square and its adjoining streets thereby forcing commuters and motorists to take adjourning streets as alternative routes.

The aggrieved customers who took over the major road, converted it a football field, chanted various songs of displeasure.

Security agencies made frantic efforts to dissuade the aggrieved customers but it fell on deaf ears.

One of the aggrieved customers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Aljazirah Nigeria that they suffered to work for their money and also struggle to withdraw same.

He said he has been at the bank for several hours to make some withdrawals but he was not attended to.

Another customers, said the condition has been so tough and that the government cajoled them to deposit their money into the bank with the promise of giving them the new naira notes but he has not been able to make any withdrawals.

He called on the government to intervene before the situation gets out of hand.

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