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.