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Corps Members Protest Outrageous Charges By Access Bank by DokitaDave(m): 2:36pm On Jan 26, 2017
OPEN LETTER TO NYSC, ACCESS BANK AND CONCERNED CITIZENS

(From an Aggrieved NYSC Corps Member)

I am a Batch B, Stream 1 NYSC Corps member currently serving in Sango Ota, Ogun State. I wish to write of the exploitation, shady deals and inconvenience NYSC Ogun state and Access Bank are putting us through.

During registration in Camp-Sagamu, we were told to compulsorily open a new account with Access Bank (the only bank that came to camp). And just like everybody else I did, despite informing the Access Bank staffs that I was operating an Access Bank account already. (I would leave the bad attitude, gum-chewing and gossip engrossed response of the staff for another day).

Some days to the camp, we saw alerts for our 'allowee' - 19,800 naira. Only to realise later that 1,300naira was deducted for ATM Card without an alert from them. This was the first sign of exploitation and fraudulence. Why?
- an ATM Card is charged for 1000 naira, Where did the additional 300 naira come from? Whose pocket did it go?
- why were we not duly alerted of the deduction?

So, camp closed and we all went back to our homes to prepare for proper PPA resumption. Only for some of us to receive SMS that transactions on our accounts have been stopped due to BVN and signature related issues. The inconveniences this caused left many of my mates stranded. All due to negligence of Access Bank staffs.

Furthermore, within the last 10 days, we have been bombarded with different types of charges, draining an already insufficient 19800 naira.
- Card maintenance fee: 1100 naira
- Monthly Admin processing fee: 105 naira
Postage stamp and others sef join.
Kilode?
Wetin dem dey maintain? After deducting 1300 naira?

State no pay, PPA no pay.....still on top 19800 we go chop, pay rent, transport, buy data, keep body together.
Allowee don finish before e enter sef.

Now the 19800 is being threatened by familiar foes.

As Corps Members, we expect the NYSC to push for discounted initiatives for us, not cut-throat instances we have now.

We appeal to NYSC and Access Bank management to free us from these shackles.

Our vow is in sun and rain.
Not in exploitation and corruption.


THETA
NYSC Corps Member


#copied

So unfortunate NYSC forced Corps members to use this bank. I ran a check on Access Bank website now and I suspect the account opened for Corps members would be 'Solo Savings Account'. But under the features of that type of account, maintenance fees do not apply, plus the bank has violated its conditions for this type of account.

Features & Benefits
A low initial deposit of N500 is required to open the account
No minimum daily balance is required to keep the account open
No monthly maintenance fee
Easy and convenient banking
Free subscriptions to Mobile Banking, and Online Banking
Free access to branches for transactions
Free access to on-campus entertainment and other fantastic promotions
A Subsidized fee of N500 is charged for first debit card issuance

So why is Access Bank milking poor otondos dry?

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Re: Corps Members Protest Outrageous Charges By Access Bank by chordrylateral(m): 2:38pm On Jan 26, 2017
Banks are ......
Re: Corps Members Protest Outrageous Charges By Access Bank by DokitaDave(m): 2:39pm On Jan 26, 2017
cc: Seun Lalastica
Re: Corps Members Protest Outrageous Charges By Access Bank by buzquet(m): 2:42pm On Jan 26, 2017
We are the problem of our self
Re: Corps Members Protest Outrageous Charges By Access Bank by UncleSnr(m): 4:00pm On Jan 26, 2017
More reasons to skip this scheme.

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Re: Corps Members Protest Outrageous Charges By Access Bank by GoWINEdu1: 4:16pm On Jan 26, 2017
Dear corp member,
if these shouts are falling on deaf ears, i would advise in the interim that you make use of the mobile app in transferring your money as soon as it arrives.

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Re: Corps Members Protest Outrageous Charges By Access Bank by DokitaDave(m): 3:39am On Jan 27, 2017
UPDATE: 3:38am Friday, 27th January, 2017

Never underestimate the power of the pen; it can make or mar one.

Access Bank eventually gave in to pressure, withdraws its earlier planned deductions after heavy criticisms from CMs.

But can't our government and private organizations have common sense before the masses agitate their silly programmes and actions?

God help us.

Dear customer, please ignore the SMS sent to you yesterday on card issuance and annual maintenance fee. Error regretted. (From Access Bank)

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Re: Corps Members Protest Outrageous Charges By Access Bank by GoWINEdu1: 10:44am On Jan 27, 2017
Speak Out!
a closed mouth is a closed destiny.

DokitaDave:
UPDATE: 3:38am Friday, 27th January, 2017

Never underestimate the power of the pen; it can make or mar one.

Access Bank eventually gave in to pressure, withdraws its earlier planned deductions after heavy criticisms from CMs.

But can't our government and private organizations have common sense before the masses agitate their silly programmes and actions?

God help us.

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