Following the continued difficulties being faced by the people of Niger State in the effort to comply with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) cashless policy and redesigned Naira note, the State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has sympathized with the citizens over the prevailing hardship as a result of the policy of the apex Bank.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane disclosed that Governor Sani Bello was deeply moved by the attendant consequences of the policy which has been affecting the citizens, especially the scarcity of the Naira note.
According to the SSG, “Government is aware that the situation has been the most difficult experience in the last few days as many Nigerlites have encountered challenges in going about the process”.
Governor Sani Bello pleaded with the people of the State to remain calm as appropriate measures would be taken by the Government to ameliorate the situation, the statement added.
Due to the shortage of cash in circulation and lack of the newly redesigned notes which resulted to the closure of rural markets and several shops in the urban cities thereby causing hardship, the statement assured the citizenry that the State Government is working round the clock to mitigate the hardship so that normalcy would resume.
Ahmed Matane further revealed that while Government like most Nigerlites believes that the public is facing untold hardship following the policy, it passionately appealed to the Federal Government to find lasting solution to the problem faced by the people.