May 23, 2024

Protest rocked Lafia on Wednesday as the aggrieved women in Nasarawa who applied for loans in a scheme championed by the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, staged a protest to demand for a refund of sum N2,000 each paid for the interest form.

The protesters, who were visibly angry, marched from Jos road down to Makurdi road before terminated their demonstration at Shendam road at about 12 in the afternoon.

They alleged the management of the microfinance bank handling the scheme, AMBA Microfinance Bank of not giving them the loans despite collection N2,000 from each of them.

Speaking to Northern City News, one of the protesting women, Mrs. Asebe Tanimu, said over 300 persons from 30 cooperative groups took part in the protest after they were excluded from the loan facility.

She said, “Our present predicament is that each woman in the cooperatives registered with N2000 and was supposed to get N20, 000, but they (the bank) said they could only give N10,000 to each loan applicant.

“We are saying no to that, our money must be paid in full since we are part of the scheme. It is about two years now that they have collected the money from us.”

Efforts to speak with the management of AMBA Micro Finance failed.


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