– Nigerians from all walks of life have using micro-blogging site, Twitter, to start a campaign called #NoBankingDay
– The campaign is aimed at compelling banks in the country to reduce their excessive charges on customers
– It is not clear if the campaign which has asked Nigerans to stay away from banks will be a success or not
The hashtag trending on Twitter – #NoBankingDay is gaining momentum even across other social mediums. The campaign which is currently the number one trending topic on the micro-blogging site is a call to Nigerians to boycott banks today.
Many who have joined the campaign have been reeling out details of how they have been exploited through various charges by the respective banks. Read below some of the comments on the site:
The most useless bank I have ever used is ecobank. They even charged me for tweeting this #NoBankingDay
— DR. IYKE (@lopexiyke) March 1, 2016
— The Nation Nigeria (@TheNationNews) March 1, 2016
The apparent failure of #NoBankingDay should tell us, again, that social media is a tad overrated. To really change things, hit the streets.
— Chxta (@Chxta) March 1, 2016
#NoBankingDay what is card maintenance fee sef? Are you helping me to dust the card? u already trade with my money, and give me nothing back
— Adesewa josh (@adesewajosh) March 1, 2016
WE GET CHARGED 4:
1.Checking account balance via phone
3.ATM usage per month
5.ATM Maintenace fee #NoBankingDay
— THE Samuel’s LEGACY (@iAmSamuelaboki) March 1, 2016
Stamp Duty 4 Dangote on N1 billion = N50. Stamp Duty on my meagre transfer to my cousin in school of N1200 = N50. Is it fair? #NoBankingDay
— Olaudah Equiano® (@fickky) March 1, 2016
— BellaNaija.com (@bellanaija) March 1, 2016
It is not clear if this boycott will also be extended to mobile and internet transactions. Meanwhile, the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) has put the value of transactions recorded through mobile money platform at N40 billion monthly.