By Olivia Isibor, For Agendawatchdog, April 20, 2020.
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Former ruling and incumbent national opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has implored Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend all electronic banking charges for Nigerians, throughout the ongoing lockdown. MR. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, made this known via a statement, in Abuja o,n Sunday, April 19, 2020.
In the view of the PDP, the suspension of electronic banking charges would also serve as a palliative gesture for Nigerians who have been forced to do most of their transactions electronically, due to restrictions on movement as occasioned by the government-imposed lockdown meant to check the further spread of COVID-19 in the country. The suspension of charges, according to the opposition party, would reduce the cost of electronic cash transactions for Nigerians.
The PDP also asked the federal government to state the actual amount of funds so far contributed by corporate Nigeria and well-meaning individuals in the country, and set up a panel of prominent Nigerians to transparently manage the funds .