Abiodun assures Nigerians of relief over paucity of naira notes
Gov eulogises late Dagburewe, says monarch lived exemplary life
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, gave a resounding hope to Nigerians amid crisis caused by naira swap following redesign of N200, N500 and N1000 notes.
He said he was moved and worried by the stress and suffering Nigerians go through daily as a result of paucity of new naira notes and refusal of commercial banks and traders alike to accept the old notes.
Abiodun, who confirmed his conversation with the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, said that the CBN governor after meeting with managing directors of commercial banks in the country, had agreed to go with the pronouncement of the Supreme Court that the old naira notes should serve as legal tender till December 31, 2023.
The governor said in the face of the suffering caused by the policy and in the interest of the general masses, something urgent must be done to ameliorate the situation and bring solace to the people.
IN another development, Abiodun has described the late Dagburewe of Idowa, Oba Yinusa Adekoya, as an exemplary man of distinguished character who loved his community and worked for its development.
Abiodun stated this during the burial of the late monarch in Idowa, yesterday, noting that Oba Adekoya was an articulate and a cerebral monarch.
“He was an exemplary man of distinguished character and integrity. He was very knowledgeable and represented the Awujale of Ijebuland very well.
“When you say someone is loyal, he was a great example of loyalty. When you say someone loves his community and its development, Oba Adekoya loved Idowa, he loved Odogbolu, he loved God, he was a God-fearing man and he was a giver,” the governor said.
The governor, while calling on the people of the town and the state as a whole to live a life worthy of emulation, commiserated with the Awujale of Ijebuland and the Ijebu Traditional Council over the passing of Oba Adekoya.