Buhari, CBN have acted on Tinubu’s cry at Abeokuta campaign rally – APC PCC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has welcomed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Central Bank of Nigeria to extend deadline for use of old naira notes.
The APC PCC which said the decision showed that the President and CBN listened to the concerns raised by Tinubu on the challenges being faced by Nigerians on the naira swap policy.
PlatinumPost reports that the CBN had on Sunday shifted the deadline for use of old naira notes from 31 January, 2023 to 10 February, 2023.
A statement signed by Bayo Onanuga – Director, Media and Publicity APC Presidential Campaign Council, on Sunday, said the decision was a right step in the right direction.
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It reads : “We want to commend the Central Bank of Nigeria and Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele for listening to the voice of well meaning Nigerians on the exigency of extending the deadline for change of old N200, N500 and N1000 naira notes to the new ones.
” Following difficulties experienced by Nigerians from across the country from getting the new notes via ATMs and over the counter from Banks, many Nigerians especially requested for an extension of the 31 January, 2023 deadline.
” We welcome the 10 day extension of deadline and the additional seven days of grace.
” This window will enable Nigerians especially those in rural and remote areas to have more time to change their old notes and avert the panic that would have followed.
” We specially commend Presidential Muhammadu Buhari for approving this extension and for his leadership and statesmanship.
” In the same vein, we praise our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his forthrightness in addressing the concerns of Nigerians at his campaign rally in Abeokuta last week.
” Asiwaju Tinubu didn’t take the easy road by shying away from what would have caused serious inconvenience for our teeming masses.
” Asiwaju showed leadership and compassion for the welfare of Nigerians, at the most appropriate time. ”