- A kindhearted Twitter user has shared a sad story reflecting the current suffering of the poor masses
- The lady called a shoemaker to repair her shoes, and he lamented about not eating anything after trekking for three hours
- The kind lady was touched by his sad story, and offered him a plate of rice to eat and garri to takeaway
The new cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria was implemented with bright promises, but so far, it has somewhat contributed to the hardship of the masses.
A recent video has exposed the hardship experienced by people at the grassroot agrassrootst of the new cashless policy.
A Twitter user with the handle @HelenTemitope shared the experience she encountered.
She was trying to mend one of her spoilt shoes and the shoe mender asked her to bring any money she had, whether new or old currency.
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He told her that he had been trekking for over three hours with no customers and he hasn't eaten.
The kind lady decided to give him food, and also went ahead to give him raw garri, after he was done rendering service to her.
She also took the time to remind everyone that a lot of people are suffering under this new policy.
"Until today, i haven't felt this bad about this new note scarcity. I called a shoemaker to amend my slippers. He said I should bring any money I have because he hasn't got any money to eat today, that he has been trekking for more than 3hrs. I felt so bad for him", she said.
Social media reactions
"Measures should have been put in place to make this whole transition easier but they weren't, typical Buhari's way of doing things. My 3 pm inspection appointment got canceled because of the same scarcity."
Setemi @Setemi wrote:
"And u had to rush here to tell and show us what u gave him abi? You could just say pple are suffering."
"I really wonder how hand to mouth peeps are eating, this is beyond terrible."
"I think some people think this policy is to make politicians suffer. Now, who is suffering? Just collected the key to the warehouse from a staff who doesn't know how to get to work tomorrow and he has money in his acc. Obidients think this Buhari policy will favour PO. Yinmu."
"God bless you ma'am. You don't know what you've just done for that man. This policy makes me wonder how some of these guys survive this period."
"God will bless you xo xo xo xo xo much my sister. Do you know the most beautiful thing I love and cherished much about your actions? It was covering the guy's face. You've earned my utmost respect from today ma'am!."
"This is so thoughtful of you. This money ish is just getting out of hand. Thank God my boss asked us to work from home this election period. I've have seen shege from searching for cash."
"God bless you my namesake. The pains on the street is indescribable. The mechanic workshop I went yesterday, same way they were hungry and needed to barb their head and no cash. Yet some thought it is a joke or exaggeration or staged."
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Naira scarcity: CBN begins door to door distribution
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has taken the initiative to distribute the newly redesigned higher denomination naira notes to the doorsteps of residents in Kano state.
The CBN sent representatives to three local governments in Kano (Kibiya, Rano, Tundun Wada). A representative of CBN told journalists that the exercise is aimed at easing the cash shortage in the state and providing residents with the opportunity to exchange their old naira notes for new ones.
The CBN's decision to distribute new naira notes to Kano residents is expected to bring relief to many who have been struggling to access cash. This development has impacted on citizens' daily lives, with many finding it difficult to purchase necessities such as food and transportation.