Pandemonium ensued on Monday in the heart of Katsina State as a large number of women stormed a bank in Funtua to collect the payment of N5,000 social security for the poor and unemployed Nigerians promised by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo few days ago.
According to one of the involved women, Sa’adiyya, “A friend of mine informed me about the development last week. She said I should come here with my national identity card. She said when I come I will be given a form to fill.”
Daily Trust reported that the women claimed to have heard an announcement over the radio that FG had concluded plans to pay the money and that the payment had commenced in the bank.
However, the Branch manager of the bank revealed that he was not aware of such payment, adding that the bank was not carrying out any registration exercise aside the Bank Verification Number (BVN) as mandated by CBN.
“There is no basis for their claims; the women are only working on rumours,” the branch manager said.
Bank officials and policemen persuaded the teaming women to leave the bank premises and stop obstructing banking activities.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who disclosed this at the 10th Year Anniversary Lecture of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State titled, ‘The Nigerian Economy and the Future’, hinted that the unemployed as well as the poor Nigerians would pocket N5,000 monthly.