Customers in Birnin Kebbi flocked to banks to deposit or withdraw money, while several voiced concerns about the new naira notes’ restricted availability. The News Agency of Nigeria conducted checks on various banks in Birnin Kebbi and found that numerous clients were seen attempting to enter the establishments and use the ATMs.
Malam Musa Gero from Kukaru, Gulma in Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State stated in an interview with NAN that he had been in line but had not yet gained entrance to the bank.
Malam Ibrahim Hassan, a resident of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area, claimed he had been in line in a bank to deposit his money in order to beat the January 31 deadline. ” Hassan decried the non-availability of the new Naira notes in circulation in the state and called on the government to review its policy or extend the deadline. “
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that only few of the 21 local government headquarters in Kebbi and their adjoining villages have bank presence.