For the third day running commercial banks operating in Akure, the Ondo State capital have shut their doors on customers.
The bank officials told The Hope yesterday that their action was to prevent the distraught customers from venting their anger on them due to cash crunch.
According to our reporters, all the banks in the state capital were firmly locked yesterday while customers were politely turned back by their security.
The report showed that the banks closed their operations following protests by a group identified as concerned citizens of Nigeria about disruptions in economic activities due to shortage in the new naira notes.
At the time of this report, unconfirmed sources said the protest has been suspended in Ondo State following the quick intervention of the state government.
For the three days running, commercial banks in Akure, the Ondo State capital have shut their doors against their customers.
“Following the recent development, the Akure protest has been suspended. Our voices have been heard and we look forward to seeing the result in the coming days, leaders of the protest group confided in The Hope.
The next line of action will be communicated shortly. The general public and the security operatives should take note.”
The Hope gathered that in Alagbaka, Akure, the commercial nerve center of banking activities in the state capital, people had as at 8:45am yesterday, besieged many of the banks with long queues, agitating to withdraw money.
In some of the banks visited by our reporter, customers were seen around the banks and at the ATMs groaning due the lack of operation by the banks.
One of the customers, who spoke anonymously with our correspondent, said the banks were not opened as a result of possible outbreak of protests.
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