Nigerians on social media are currently reacting to the latest charge on mobile banking via USSD codes introduced by commercial banks in the country.
The USSD is a simple and fast way of carrying out transactions on mobile phones and other enabled devices without using the internet.
A charge of 6.98 naira has now been attached per transaction while using the various codes of commercial banks in the country.
Reactions have started pouring in on microblogging app, Twitter as Nigerians express their anger against the latest development.
See reactions below 👇
I can't be paying this USSD charges, I will resume to buying airtime from Mama Kelechi
— Emeka Okolie (@okoliesss) June 4, 2021
My country people, see mtn this early morning
I did ussd transfers yesterday, no network charges
This country be doing the most to frustrate me pic.twitter.com/RuSXUOCtZ6Advertisement
— 👩🦰ÏYÀLÓDÊ TI ÌLÚ U.A.R 🇳🇬💅 (@kristayomy) June 4, 2021
Why is GTBank charging for USSD transaction?
Is this not even fraud? But you don’t pay to top up via the mobile banking platform.
— Uncle Charles (@AkwariCharles) June 4, 2021Advertisement
I use my ussd code more than 3 times a day 😭😭😭
That’s 18 Naira
18×7 ie in a week = 126 NairaAdvertisement
Ie 504 Naira in a month.
6,048 Naira in a year
Multiply this by other 10k people who use Usd code ahhhhhhhh
Nigeria is after our Life😩😩😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/0XgQWmEuGzAdvertisement
— LISA MBARGA 🦋 (@Lisambarga) June 3, 2021
I don't like USSD in the first place, koni ra igba fun USSD https://t.co/J5ePVsr7hS
— 🇳🇬Teejay Communication Hub🇳🇬 (@teejanson) June 4, 2021
First bank is charging N6 to use USSD 🥺
— Xee (@X_eenat) June 3, 2021