Old Naira Notes: Kano Govt, Islamic Clerics urge FG to extend deadline
Kano State Government and Islamic Clerics from Tijjaniyya, Qadiriyya and Izala sects in the State have called on the Federal Government to extend the deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria for the acceptance of old naira notes due to unavailability of the newly redesigned notes for the people.
The call was in a resolution of the meeting which also has in attendance the Governor of the State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy and APC Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, his running-mate Hon. Murtala Sule Garo, APC Chairman Abdullahi Abbas and the Islamic Clerics at the Government House on Thursday.
SOLACEBASE recalls that Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had scheduled January 31, 2023, as deadline to phase out old naira notes in the country.
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A statement issued by Hassan Musa Fagge , Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, said that economic activities have been paralysed in Kano the commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria due to hardship caused by the shortage of the new naira notes.
‘’The meeting therefore urged President Muhammadu Buhari that out of his magnanimity to consider the suffering caused to people of the State due to the shortage of the new naira notes and extend the deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria,’’ the statement added.
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