Access Bank has shut down some of its branches in Lagos State due to scarcity of naira notes and fear of been attacked by angry customers.
According to BrandSpur Nigeria, one of its branches located in the Akowonjo area of Lagos State has been on lockdown for the past two days and counting.
A security guard (name withheld) said the bank was shut down due to lack of cash.
Further enquiries revealed that there was no prior notice to this effect as customers were seen complaining at the entrance of the gate.
Some video clips on social media showed how Access Bank is been attacked by angry customers in some states due to poor network and scarcity of new naira notes.
Enugu state Access bank 🏦 pic.twitter.com/SxYu2uo1yJ
— Chidisco Nwabiafra (@Chidisco504) February 8, 2023
Wahalur!!!!! For #accessbank as customer goes naked, angrily demands for her money pic.twitter.com/6TNUGmnyDI
— ManLykZak Nation (@ManLykZak) February 1, 2023
Access bank Warri depot branch staff paying their self only with their ATM after denying customer same opportunity since monday 30/01/23.The staff doing business with POS operator this evening denying legitimate customers pic.twitter.com/n5tee3TAz7
— Favour (@favour_ebis) February 1, 2023
Access Bank is the No 1 bank for ______?
Filling the gap,,
Comedy everywhere 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/S1BTLiomql
— OGBENI OLUSEYE OMOLUABI (@official_Sheye) February 1, 2023
Meanwhile, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has called for calm and understanding among bank customers.
A statement by Akin Morakinyo, the Registrar/Chief Executive, CIBN, said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and operators (the banks) were working assiduously to bring the situation under control.
He called on bankers to carry on their duties with utmost professionalism and diligence.