The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday commended the CBN for extending the deadline for old naira notes swap.
APC PCC Director, Media and Publicity, Mr. Bayo Onanuga in a statement issued yesterday, said the extension would enable Nigerians especially those in rural and remote areas to have more time to change their old notes and avert the panic that would have followed.
The campaign also commended the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu for his forthrightness in addressing the concerns of Nigerians at his campaign rally in Abeokuta last week.
It said Tinubu didn’t take the easy road by shying away from what would have caused serious inconvenience for our teeming masses.
The ruling party said Tinubu showed leadership and compassion for the welfare of Nigerians, at the most appropriate time.
Onanuga said: “We want to commend the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele for listening to the voice of well-meaning Nigerians on the exigency of extending the deadline for change of old N200, N500, and N1000 naira notes to the new ones.
“Following difficulties experienced by Nigerians across the country from getting the new notes via ATMs and over the counter from banks, many Nigerians especially requested for an extension of the 31 January 2023 deadline. We welcome the 10-day extension of the deadline and the additional seven days of grace.”
Onanuga also commended Buhari for approving the extension and for his leadership and statesmanship.
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