Easter – Long queues at ATM points in Asaba

Asaba – As the Easter celebration continued on Monday, long queues were witnessed at Automated Teller Machines (ATM) in banks across Asaba, the Delta capital.

A  correspondent who monitored the situation observed that no fewer than 10  persons were seen queuing at each of the ATM points, waiting to withdraw some money.

Some of the banks’ customers who spoke  said that they had exhausted their money during the weekend and needed some money to meet basic needs.

Mrs Grace Okwudi, a civil servant said: “I withdrew some money on Thursday but since it is  a season of celebration, I have exhausted the money.”

Similarly, Mr Gideon Umukoro, also a civil servant said that the only way one could enjoy the Easter celebration was for one to have some cash at hand.

“This is a long holiday. We are home since Thursday.  One can only enjoy staying at home with one’s family if money is available.”

Also cmmenting, Mr Andy Okechukwu, a business man said:“being Easter, our kids are on holiday and parents have to spend more when children are home.

“One of the ways to keep the children happy is to provide for their needs. I am here to collect some money.”

Okechukwu commended some banks for their services during the Easter holidays.’’

In spite of the queues at the ATM machines points, most of the customers were happy that they were able to cash some money.

Meanwhile, transport fares in the city remained stable as there was no increase in fares. (NAN)

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