Banks in Kano State have closed down despite their exemption by the State Government from the lockdown order on some states.
The banks had to close down as part of preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Customers in the state, who needed cash for the Easter celebrations, were unable to go into the bank for cash transactions. The situation led to long queues at ATM points as residents struggled to make withdrawals in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Banks in Kano have closed down and my advice for our customers is to use their ATM cards for their transactions,” a bank staff said.
A customer said, “l have been here for over seven hours with the hope of withdrawing N5,000 to feed our family. To my surprise, the banks are under lock and key! My efforts to withdraw the little sum was not possible as their is no network at the ATM point. All I keep on seeing was that the ATM is out of cash. Now, my situation is pathetic.”