Amid calls for an extension of the deadline for the return of old naira notes, Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefil insisted the bank would not extend the January 31 deadline.
Mr Emefiele reiterated his stance while speaking to reporters after a meeting of the supreme bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in Abuja on Tuesday.
Nigerians are facing some challenges in exchanging old banknotes for new ones, and the governor’s insistence on meeting deadlines has sparked buzz.
Check out how Nigerians reacted:
I can confirm the agent and staff #cubic boron nitride Visiting LGAs in Lake Chad Basin, around Sambisa Forest, especially in Borno State, for cash swap and cash exchange for old and new Naira notes. CBN Gov Godwin Emefiele also confirmed this earlier today.
— Uncle DEJI™️ (@DejiAdesogan) January 24, 2023
Godwin Emefiele is right, anyone who opposes Naira’s redesign is a terrorist.pic.twitter.com/zQQp60Bu21
– Alcantara (@mragahiu) January 24, 2023
I support Godwin Emefiele until the January 31st deadline for the new currency. The politicians fighting it are only interested in buying votes.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) January 24, 2023
For those who think we should change the deadline, I have no good news; I’m sorry
The reason is b/c 90 days should be enough for those who have the old currency to deposit it in the bank…”
Godwin Emefiele (CBN Government)
Me: I thought Femi Falana said DSS wanted this guy? pic.twitter.com/KY3f0rLM7W
– 🦅ℙ𝕤𝕥𝕆𝕜𝕖𝕫𝕚𝕖𝕁.𝔸𝕥𝕒ñ𝕚🦅 (@StFreakingKezy) January 24, 2023
Godwin Emefiele is the worst CBN governor ever. God bless!
— Peter Obie (@Franklin__O) in 2023 January 24, 2023
Dear CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, Banks did open to accept old naira notes over the weekend, but the challenge is that many banks across the country refuse to offer new naira notes to the public! Many ATMs are still dispensing old naira notes.
– 🦅 NHABECHERUMENEM 🇳🇬 🧑💻 (@onesirgod) January 24, 2023
last presidential election tinubu carrying loads of gold bullion wagons.. go to house 4 bourdillon.. that won’t happen in 2023
God bless you Godwin emefiele
– onyemachi john (@onyemachijohn1) January 24, 2023
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Nigerians have also been talking about the alleged forced closure of markets and shops in the Delta state by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice-presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Governor Okowa claimed during the campaign that Delta remained Atiku’s second home because he had many friends in the Delta state and could secure a large number of votes.
It is understood that the closure of the market was to mobilize Delta people for an election campaign to show solidarity with the state’s PDP.
Check out how Nigerians reacted:
So Okowa closed all markets in Asaba today for PDP election rally?
This sounds like something we saw in Lagos.
— Chude (@chude__) January 24, 2023
Okowa closing all markets in Asaba does not guarantee votes o🤣🤣🤣🤣@IAOkowa Don’t you pay pensioners money? Take the innocent old man’s money and go to Atiku’s campaign. Woohoo! Just ask Rotimi Amaechi what they’re doing. 🤣🤣
— Happinesseric🦅 (@pearlddiva) January 24, 2023
Ifeanyi Okowa is forcing market women to close their shops in order to attend the PDP rally in Asaba today! @IAOkowa Rally is not force! ! ! !Asaba is very obedient @blessed4ever_10 @JosephOnuorah @itzz_blitz1 @jack_ng01 @_weyimi @ Chu De Media @chude__
— paybosco_ 💭 #Peterobiforpresident (@paybosco) January 24, 2023
Not quite. Okowa closed the market and hired the crowd. It doesn’t work. It’s not me talking O.#PeterObiForPresident #VoteLP #ObiDattiInKatsina pic.twitter.com/33KjDVTqR4
— Odo Akaji – Vote LP (@Odyboy) January 24, 2023
Everyone here gets paid. Heard Okwa locked up all the markets and chased our mom on crutches to this rally. Others were brought to the venue at gunpoint. These are the forces we oppose. We must vote next month to abolish the old order.wave of new orders
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) January 24, 2023
Okowa closed the market for the rally and chose to show his popularity by having women wear red. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.
– Fair Play (@joejossy_12) January 24, 2023
When okowa forced market women to close their shops. Even middle school students were moved to the campaign grounds.
— Frankly (@Frankly65838731) January 24, 2023
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