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Awgbu Microfinance Bank gets ATM

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PEOPLE of Awgbu community in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State have every cause to smile as Awgbu Microfinance Bank commissioned it’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM), in the bank’s premises to ease method of withdrawing and transaction of business.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the Chairman of the bank’s board, Joseph Akidi, noted that the installation of the ATM was vital, stressing the long waiting to withdraw money by customers. He maintained that many people travel long distance just to cash money.

Chief Akidi, observed that with the commissioning of the ATM, life would be made easy for the people of the area and called on them to avail themselves of the great opportunity and benefit.
In his own speech, the Manager of Awgbu Microfinance Bank, Chijioke Christian Orji, pointed out that the soul of business was time factor, stressing that with ATM, customers particularly business men and women would save a lot of time to spend when the ATM services were not in place.

The consultant of the bank, Mrs Emuoghoke Emonena-Solotan, who spoke to National Light, said that ATM was another way of expanding the business of the bank, adding that it will bring revenue to the bank through small charges made to customers.

According to her, the charges are so insignificant, compared to what it would have taken customers to travel to other areas in search of ATM services and it would also reduce time of transactions of business.

A law maker, Romanus Ugochukwu Obi, representing Orumba North Local Government Area in the state House of Assembly, expressed joy on the commissioning of ATM, noting that it would save the people of Awgbu from travelling Urban towns or other states to Awgbu with cash since they know that once they get to Awgbu, they will withdraw cash via ATM.

One of the customers of the bank, Mr Henry Ifeanyi Nweke who commended the management of the bank, explained that he benefitted from the bank through the credit facility he accessed from micro loans that helped him improve his business.

Other dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Parish Priest of St Theresa’s Cathlolic Church, Osikwu, Rev. Fr Emmanuel Udechukwu, a business tycoon and industrialist, Chief Okey Ezeibe, top members of staff of UBA, Zenith and Udoka Microfinance Banks.

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