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Residents of Ijebu Ode and its environs had a fun filled celebration during the new year holiday. Unlike the Christmas holiday where they queued endlessly at various Automated Teller Machines otherwise known as ATM, there was an improvement.
Our correspondent who was on ground since Friday till early this morning confirmed that virtually all the ATMs worked effectively. Customers withdrew their money at their convenience. Ijebu Ode which is known for its relative peace saw people moving round and enjoying their holidays without no hindrance,whatsoever.
Some of the customers who spoke to our respondent confirmed that banks in Ijebuland during the new year holidays were alive to their responsibilities. Although, things remained expensive at popular markets such as Ita ale, Oke aje and New market,there was an improvement in the beehive of activities which was better than the Christmas period.