Gov. Buni directs Yobe microfinance bank to open branches in all 17 LGAs

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.

Gov. Buni directs Yobe microfinance bank to open branches in all 17 LGAs

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has directed the state-owned bank, Yobe Microfinance Bank, to open branches in all the 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

According to a statement signed by Mamman Mohammed,
DG, Press, and Media Affairs to Governor Buni, the directive was given as part of measures to provide banking services to the people in the local government areas.

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The statement said Governor Buni has noticed that the lack of banks in most parts of the state has become a problem of great concern.

“The new cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria came with lots of challenges to our people in most parts of the state due to the lack of banks.

“Most local government areas do not have financial institutions and have to travel far distances with heavy risks to conduct financial transactions.

“The situation is further compounded with the new cashless policy and despite our plea to the commercial banks to open branches, there have been no responses.

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“As a government, we have looked inward to seek a solution that would rescue our people,” Governor Buni said.

He expressed the commitment of his administration to support the growth of the Micro Finance Bank.

Governor Buni charged the management of the bank to prepare for the challenges that would come with the new branches “you will have our full support” he assured.

He commended the bank management for the good performance in the last few years but observed that there is room for more improvement.

Governor Buni also called on the business community, civil servants, and everyone in the localities to patronise the bank and support it to stand the test of time for efficiency.


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