#NoBankingDay campaign was not effective in Ibadan
Indications emerged yesterday that the call to boycott all banking services was not effective nor entirely successful in Ibadan. At best, only those that were aware of the existence of the campaign participated as a visit to some branches of banks in and around Ibadan showed that business was as usual in the metropolis.
Across the branches of banks in Ibadanm customers were seen going in and out of banks for various transactions oblivion of any directive to the contrary. This observation by IBPulse was corroborated by a report on Channels TV.
Those who spoke to Channels Television, however, admitted that indeed, some of the banking rules on charges needed to be addressed. Many residents were seen trooping in to their various banks on Tuesday morning to carry out their financial transactions as usual, while some were seen using the ATM.
Most of them said that they were not aware of the No Banking Day. While many customers disclosed that they did not have knowledge of the said protest, they also totally condemned the actions by the banks.
They believe the new banking rules on charges would increase the hardship faced by Nigerians, owing to the current economic challenges facing Nigeria.
In Sagamu, the situation was the same as long queues were seen at the various banks along Akarigbo Road. Although banking activities did not start on time, bank officials who spoke to IBPulse correspondents said the delay in the commencement of activities had nothing to do with #NoBankingDay. Instead, they said it was due to the lateness of security operatives.