New Naira Saga: Kano Govt stops Buhari visit
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano State, has disclosed that the state requested in writing to the Presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to commission some projects be postponed.
At the Government House in Kano on Friday, he discussed this in an open forum with academics, lawmakers, political figures, and members of the business community in the State.
He said the choice was made to prevent any unanticipated events.
“As we wait for this significant visit, we discovered ourselves in this predicament, which causes citizens great hardship. We requested in a letter to the Presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Kano be delayed for security reasons.
“We received a letter acknowledgement copy. The governor said, referring to the controversy over the new naira note, “People are really suffering as a result of this policy.
They acknowledged that the decision was unanimous during the meeting with various State citizens.
Members of the House of Representatives, thirty members of the State House of Assembly, and two serving senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and Barau Jibrin, were among the groups that supported the governor.
He bemoaned that “most of our rural communities lack banks. It is extremely concerning how these people obtain fresh Naira bills. Just observe what is occurring in our cities, where people frequent the banks and spend hours upon hours there. And without any guarantees that you will receive the new notes.
The governor claimed that it was difficult to conduct business even at the point of sale (POS), suggesting that many businesses had shut down because of the ambiguity.
He insisted that, “This problem affects all of us,” pointing out that Kano is a major commercial center. Therefore, we need to make sure that everyone can hear us. We are a commercial hub. As a result, we need to be very clear about our position.
Governor Ganduje went on to say that under one platform, Nigerian governors sent delegates to President Buhari, complaining about the hardships brought on by the new development, regardless of their party affiliation.
All political party governors came together and sent delegates, but it was in vain. Traditional leaders took the same course of action. But as of right now, there is nothing in that regard,” said the speaker.
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