The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the Central Bank of Nigeria to make arrangement for the suspension of charges for use of ATM cards and mobile fund transfers during the Coronavirus lockdown.
The party made this call in a statement released through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Sunday.
PDP noted that the decision should be part of the panacea to ease the burden on poor Nigerians during the lockdown.
The main opposition party called on CBN to make an arrangement with commercial banks to suspend the charges.
Ologbondiyan further stated that the lockdown in some states has seen Nigerians extensively use ATM and mobile transfers for survival.
He noted that this makes the suspension of charges on minimal transactions at this time very important.
The PDP spokesperson said that the lifting of the charges within the period of COVID-19 pandemic would ease the burden on cash withdrawals by vulnerable citizens and encourage more Nigerians to support one another at this critical time.
“The PDP demands the CBN to immediately liaise with commercial banks and stimulate a special social sustenance modality to defray the cost of such charges, particularly to cover minimal transactions in favour of vulnerable Nigerians,” he said.
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