Senator Ben Murray Bruce has condemn the ban on ATM transaction abroad describing it as punishment on Nigerians. He said the CBN should selectively ban politicians from using their ATM abroad and not the masses.
He wrote this on his facebook page.
“If we must ban ATM card use abroad, why not ban it for politically exposed people like me instead of ordinary Nigerians that depend on it? With BVN, the CBN has the account details of all elected and appointed politicians in Nigeria. Dont punish Nigerians for our wrongs! A lot of the Small and Medium scale enterprises that employ the majority of Nigerians, depend on their ATM cards to do business abroad. What do Nigerians in foreign hospitals for life threatening illness do if they cant access funds via ATM? What do Nigerian students schooling abroad and who depend on their parents to fund them via Naira ATM do? How do bloggers pay for hosting if ATMs wont work on foreign sites? Is this SocialMediaBill via backdoor? What do thousands of young Nigerians who promote their businesses to the world via Facebook/Twitter Ads do? #PunishpoliticiansnotNigerians!
“My name is Ben Murray-Bruce and I just want to make #Commonsense!”