The promise of Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to implement one of their campaign promises of paying N5,000 each to the poorest Nigerians across the country caused a confusion at the Katsina bank on June 22, Monday.
A large number of women yesterday besieged a bank to receive the payment.
One of the women said: “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.”
The women supposed that they heard the news over the radio that President Muhammadu’s Buhari administration had settled plans to pay the stipend and that the payment had started in the bank.
Meanwhile, the branch manager of the bank said he didn’t know of such payment. He added that the bank was not carrying out any registration exercise aside the Bank Verification Number (BVN) as mandated by Central Bank.
“There is no basis for their claims; the women are only working on rumours,” the manager said.Bank officials and policemen convinced the teaming women to leave the bank grounds and stop obstructing banking activities.
It would be recalled that Katsina state is a home state of President Buhari.
He owns a modest apartment in Daura, which is a very important town not only to Katsina state but to the entire Hausa race.