The operatives ordered the loading of all the ATMs and the payment of the stipulated amount across the counter to customers who had spent hours on queues without getting the new notes.
Dante Martins, who spoke with MBN on behalf of the bank denied the allegations, however admitting that Naira notes referenced were received prior to the re-configuration of the branch’s ATMs to dispense the 200 Naira denomination.
According to him the ATMs had not yet been configured to dispense N200 notes, adding that as at the time of discovery, the subsisting instruction was that the newly designed notes were not to be dispensed over the counter.
“The ATM has been dispensing N1,000 and N500 notes since. And it’s since been configured to also dispense N200 notes. And I’m not even talking about this week. There’s just tonnes of misinformation out there,” Martins said
However, EFCC’s Wilson Uwujaren, the Head, Media and Publicity said in a statement on Monday that this discovery of a commercial bank in Abuja refusing to load the ATMs was an indication of a sabotage of the government’s monetary policy by some banks.
“The operation will continue until normalcy is restored to the banking system.
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“Nigerians are finding it difficult to access their funds at any bank and suspects foul play should contact the commission, for immediate intervention,” he said.
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