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Afe Babalola to FG: Address dearth of cash in banks

A legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, has called on the Federal Government to address the dearth of cash currently being experienced in the banking sector.…

A legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, has called on the Federal Government to address the dearth of cash currently being experienced in the banking sector.

Babalola, who is also the Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), made the call in a statement issued on Monday in Ado-Ekiti.

According to him, the development can lead to hunger, high mortality rate, uncontrolled crimes and increased insecurity, if not effectively tackled.

“In recent time, the Central Bank of Nigeria and commercial banks have inflicted cash crunch on customers across the country.

“The cash crunch is being felt in virtually all parts of the country. Many banks have turned customers back for lack of funds, while those who gained entrance into the banking halls went home disappointed.

“Customers can not withdraw cash from the ATM machines in my university. The banks operating in the institution also have no cash to pay to customers.

“The saving grace is that the students who rely on ATM machines are on holiday,” he said.

The legal luminary said the nation’s economic growth was known to be basically trade-by-barter dependent, whereby traders exchanged goods for cash.

He said that presently, most Nigerians earned their living from daily sales.

Babalola acknowledged the fact that cashless policy thrived in developed countries, adding, however, that much cash might not be in high demand in Nigeria because of the policy.

The university founder noted that cash was useful for payment and for other transactions. NAN

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