There was outrage in Ibadan metropolis today as customers were unable to access many Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) located in some banks.
The bank customers who had besieged the ATMs to withdraw cash for the New Year and other necessities as early as 6.30 were disappointed with a good number of the machines not functioning.
In some banks,the ATMs indicated "inoperative" as customers slot their cards into the machines which made customers to complain bitterly and pour out their angers.
But few of the ATMs working recorded unprecedented patronage with long queues while the banking halls of most banks were full to the brim.
The queues disrupted free flow of traffic on major roads where the banks are situated with security officials having hectic time controlling traffic.
The rush was sequel to the notification banks gave their customers that they will be closing for the day between 12 and 1 pm.
Banks along Iwo road,Mokola, Challenge and other areas in the ancient city,many customers spend close to between four and five hours before getting cash in the banking halls or from the ATMs.