Report just reaching us indicates that Aggrieved bank customers on Tuesday, stormed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office in Akure, the Ondo state capital, following the refusal of some commercial banks to swap the old naira notes for the newly redesigned currencies.
The report indicates that the customers who included Okada riders, Traders, workers and other residents besieged the CBN office at Alagbaka Akure to change their old notes to new ones, and to register their displeasure to activities of Commercial banks who refused to collect old notes but dispensing same old naira on their ATM.
When visited the CBN office, the management has placed a notice indicating that commercial banks should stop rejecting the old notes.
A customer said, “Commercial Banks in Akure & other parts of Ondo State dispensing old naira notes @ATM but refuse to accept it as deposit.
“I just collected old #1000 note from First Bank Alagbaka, Ondo town ATM and they refused to collect old notes on the counter….” -Customer, Mr Oye Emmanuel laments to newsmen this morning.
Some security men have intervened.
Further details later…..