Customers of several banks in the Badagry area of Lagos State, were left stranded on Saturday as all the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in the town failed to dispense cash. A check carried out by the NAN in Badagry showed that all ATMs attached to all the banks were not working, leaving customers stranded and disappointed.
Some customers who spoke to NAN expressed their frustration, noting that it has become a usual trend. A lady, Bimbo Owolabi, said that ATMs in the town had stopped dispensing cash at weekends.
"It has become a usual trend in Badagry that at weekends, all the ATMS will not dispense cash and this is really bad.
"Maybe the banks always plan to carry out this action because this always happens every time and it can’t just be a coincidence,’" she said.
Another customer, Mr Tunde Adewale, expressed his displeasure about the situation. "The last money I had on me was used in getting to Ecobank and now I can’t withdraw because the machine isn’t dispensing cash.
"For the past three week, this same issue has been happening and one cannot but wonder what could be going on in this area," he said.
A student, Miss Cynthia Nwezi, urged that more banks should open new branches in Badagry.
"The cause of this problem is that there are insufficient banks in Badagry. So more banks need to open branches in Badagry town. Until this is done, this problem may linger for a while," she added.