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Disabled bank clients receive ATM boost in Lagos

02 October 2014, 08:55 Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Keystone Bank, the local second tier financial institution, has launched wheelchair-friendly Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in Maryland, Lagos.

The banks said the launch of ATMS was part of efforts to make banking service accessible to physically challenged people in the country.

Speaking at the unveiling of the machine bouts, Keystone Head of Corporate Services, Mariam Olateju-Phillips, said the majority of physically challenged people especially those on wheelchairs were often not able to access banking service because most ATM are installed without considering them.

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She said that with the newly installed ATMs, people on wheelchairs would now be able to withdraw money without any assistance.

Olateju-Phillips said that the bank hoped to install more ATMs across strategic locations in the country so as to reach more physically challenged persons.

"This ATM bout is the first of its kind anywhere in the country. It is targeted on key areas to allow more access to the community and the physically challenged persons. We hope to have many of them at various states across the country in the nearest future," she said.

- CAJ News

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