GOVERNOR MATAWALLE PAID UNSCHEDULED VISITS TO COMMERCIAL BANKS,WARNS AGAINST HOARDING OF NEW NAIRA NOTES.

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State today visited the Gusau branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and five Commercial Banks in Gusau, the state capital.

The Banks visited by the Governor included United Bank for Africa, UBA, Jaiz Bank, Eco Bank and First Bank.

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle during the visit warned the commercial Banks against hoarding the new Naira notes.

The Governor also directed Bank officials to dispense the new Naira notes via the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and at the Banking Halls.

He said his visit to the Commercial Banks was to assess problems being faced by the citizens in trying to access new Naira notes via long queues at ATMs amid acute scarcity and hopelessness in the state.GOVERNOR MATAWALLE PAID UNSCHEDULED VISITS TO COMMERCIAL BANKS,WARNS AGAINST HOARDING OF NEW NAIRA NOTES.

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State today visited the Gusau branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and five Commercial Banks in Gusau, the state capital.

The Banks visited by the Governor included United Bank for Africa, UBA, Jaiz Bank, Eco Bank and First Bank.

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle during the visit warned the commercial Banks against hoarding the new Naira notes.

The Governor also directed Bank officials to dispense the new Naira notes via the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and at the Banking Halls.

He said his visit to the Commercial Banks was to assess problems being faced by the citizens in trying to access new Naira notes via long queues at ATMs amid acute scarcity and hopelessness in the state.

Governor Matawalle therefore warned that his administration will not hesitate to revoke the land of any commercial Bank that is not willing to ensure their ATMs are fully dispensing new Naira notes in order to ease the sufferings of the people.

Earlier, the Governor visited the Gusau branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN where he invited the Comptroller of CBN, Gusau branch to accompany him to some branches of Commercial Banks in the state capital in order to assess the problems being encountered by customers while trying to get the new Naira notes.

The Matawallen Maradun expressed concern over the long queues of people at the ATMs in some branches of the Banks and called on the managers to find means of easing the hardship being faced by the customers.

The Governor urged the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to ensure the availability of new Naira notes at the commercial Banks for people to access their money in order to conduct their daily activities with relative ease.

During the visit, Governor Matawalle also inspected safety measures put in place at the Banking Halls and the ATMs.

JAMILU ILIYASU BIRNIN MAGAJI
Press Secretary to the Governor
13th February 2023

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