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Published On: Tue, Oct 22nd, 2019

IDPs clash with FCMB staff over non release of FG/World Bank support

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From Umar Dankano,Yola.

A mild drama over release of cash support between Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and Staff of First City Momument Bank,FCMB Yola has grounded business activities of the bank Monday.
Our correspondent in Yola reports that IDPs in their numbers besieged the bank premises as early as 8 am yesterday (Monday) with the intention to withdraw their alleged Federal Government/World Bank approved cash support.
The IDPs who were registered under the Federal Government/World Bank supported programme of Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) said few of them had already received alerts ranging between one million, N700,000 and N400,000 from FCMB which is the disbursement bank for the YESSO programme.
The IDPs who grounded activities in the bank blocking motorists plying Atiku Abubakar way to other parts of Yola insisting that they would not leave until the bank pay them the money.
The former Adamawa Coordinator of YESSO, Mr Mohammed Jika who was invited by the bank to enlighten the IDPs on the mistake recorded that led to the problem was booed and narrowly escaped lyching.
Jika told newsmen that the huge amount of money credited to some of the IDPs account by the bank was a mistake from the bank.
He explained that under the YESSO programme in Adamawa the beneficiaries were entitled to four tranches of payment.
Jika said that the first tranche of N30,000 had been paid while the second tranche for transport is to be paid to only IDPs ready to leave camps to go back home.
He said the third tranche of N100,000 is for resettlement for those that went back home who are also to benefit from the final tranche of N20,000.
Efforts to get the official of Yola branch of the FCMB to comment proved abortive as the time of filing in this report .

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