Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Banks reopen on February 3 in Offa

31 January 2014, 22:19

Ilorin - The Kwara Bankers Forum, Offa Branch, says all commercial banks in Offa, Kwara, will reopen for business on Monday, Febuary 3.

Monday Olotewo, the Branch Controller of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) made this known in Ilorin on Friday.

Banks in Offa were shut on December 19, 2013, when armed robbers stormed some banks in the town killing a number of people.

Besides, the robbers also raided a divisional police station in the town.

Consequently, the frequent robberies on banks in the state forced banks in Ilorin to shut doors to customers by 2p.m from 4p.m.

Olotewo told NAN that the forum also agreed to lift restriction on banking hours in Ilorin.

He said that the banks in Offa were being reopened because the community had shown commitment to collaborate with security agents to check the menace.

He said that the state government also promised to build more police posts in the area.

Meanwhile, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commended the forum for restoring normal banking operations in Ilorin and Offa.

-    NAN


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...