The Governor of Delta state and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has appealed to citizens of the state and Nigerians in general to remain calm as the scarcity of the new naira notes bite harder.
The governor’s appeal is coming on the heels of protests by some citizens of the state at Orhuwhorun Community in Udu Local Government Area of the state where a bank’s ATM gallery was reportedly set on fire.
In a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, the governor also appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the monetary authorities to take further steps in increasing the money supply in the system.
“We appeal to our brothers and sisters across the state to keep calm in spite of the current travails they are going through as a result of the scarcity of naira notes in the country.
“As a government, we are not unaware of your sufferings but we appeal to you to be patient with the monetary authorities as they take steps to improve on the money supply in the country.
“We are very much aware of Your pains and concerns, but burning down a bank that employs our people will not go well for us as a nation even as it will not also solve the problem but will further compound the situation.
“Once again we appeal to you all to sheath your swords while we continue to engage the CBN to ensure more funds are released to the banks in the country,” he stated.
Writing by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Chinasa Ossai & Julian Osamoto