Knocks Upon Knocks As CBN Gives Fresh Directive To Banks On New Naira Notes
- The CBN has directed commercial banks to start issuing the new naira notes to Nigerians at the counter
- Godwin Emefiele, the governor disclosed the latest development in a statement on Thursday following outcries by Nigerians
- Some presidential candidates have joined Nigerians to condemned the policy but the federal government and the apex bank would not take a reverse
FCT, Abuja - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a fresh directive to commercial banks, ordering the financial institution to start issuing new naira notes at the counter.
According to the governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, the new directives were to relieve Nigerians from the challenges they are experiencing with getting access to the new notes, The Cable reported.
CBN orders banks to give new naira notes on counter
The apex bank governor maintained that the new directive will further reduce queues at the automated teller machines (ATMs) across the country.
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Emefiele in the statement assured Nigerians that the new note will be available for collection at the counter
Nigerians have been lamenting about the shortage of the new note but the apex bank disclosed that it is working with stakeholders to curtail the challenges.
Nigerians' reactions to new CBN orders to banks
Bashir Ahmad, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on digital communication took to his Twitter page to share the news and Nigerians took to the comment session to express their views on the new order.
A Twitter user with the handle @mattsalako706 said:
"The CBN is confused about the policy they introduced. They have used to cause hardship in the country. This is so sad!"
Another Nigerian identified as Yusuf said:
"The implementation of this policy has turned out to be the most chaotic economic policy implementation in the history of this country. It'll be grand naivety to suggest this wasn't done with a sinister political aim."
DaRock @ADDEY203 said:
"CBN's confusion is even confused"! Reversing itself every now and then... this smirks of hasty, not-well-thought-out decisions. Even this will not solve the issue."
"As usual, policy somersaults. The same man had a running battle with Kemi Adeosun while she was finance minister, and a lingering cold war btw him and the current minister."
"Has directed? It should be implemented with immediate effect, not just me but the majority going through daily life struggle just not to be able to have access to their own cash again ..: not even to mention about the fuel scarcity, what a heck of a country. Terrible government."
See the Tweet below:
Naira scarcity: Governor Nasir El-Rufai reveals saboteurs in Buhari's government
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has revealed that there are saboteurs around President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock.
El-Rufai disclosed that the saboteurs have their preferred presidential candidate who failed to clinch the APC presidential ticket but failed to win at the primary.
According to the governor, the naira redesign by the CBN has inflicted more hardship on the people, particularly in the rural area and could turn the people against Tinubu.