“Cash Wahala”: – Sugarcane seller puts POS in wheelbarrow as people lineup in video
The CBN has posted a video showing a sugarcane seller who is flowing in line with its cashless policy.
In the video posted on Twitter by the apex bank, the sugarcane seller positioned a POS machine on his wheelbarrow.
His customers milled around and one of them was seen punching his pin into the machine to buy sugarcane. Vido of a sugarcane seller using POS machine
Many more customers lined up to patronise the sugarcane seller as they appear happy that he has a POS in his wheelbarrow.
Many Nigerians have harshly criticised the CBN for posting the video on its Twitter handle at a time people were suffering to get cash for basic necessities.
Some reacted to the video by posting many videos of people fighting inside commercial banks for cash.
The video was originally posted on TikTok by @zahradeenmseega.
Reactions from Twitter users
@IamtheOGee said: “The suffering is too much, the scenes are awful we are all embarrassed seeing these.”
@EhiEhidan commented: “How do you go cashless when you charge customers whenever they use the card? Every countries practicing or encouraging a cashless policy protest free transactions except Nigeria.”
@BalogunREADONE said: “It is a good initiative but there is need for banks to work on their bandwidth as not all of their networks can handle high influx of transactions ..last few days have been hell.. alot of them experience downtime.”
@AmaraBlessing_ said: “What if I want to buy pure water 10 Naira, I will still use POS??”
Watch the video below:
There are no boundaries to going cashless! pic.twitter.com/UKUQLsFPVo
— Central Bank of Nigeria (@cenbank) February 2, 2023