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Kwara Gov, AbdulRazaq calls for calm as protest rocks Ilorin over scarcity of new naira notes

The Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has reacted to the protest over scarcity of new naira notes in Ilorin, the capital of the state.

The Informant247 earlier reported that there’s a protest in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State over the scarcity of new naira notes.

The Informant247 understands that there’s been rejection of old naira notes by commercial banks in the country.

There were demonstrations over rejection of the old naira notes by traders in Oloje and Oko-Olowo areas of the city.

The Governor sympathized with the people of the state on the unavailability of the new naira notes.

This was revealed in a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 on behalf of the Governor.

The Governor persuaded the people of the state to be peaceful and calm and should not allow themselves to be overpowered by the frustration over the scarcity of the new naira notes.

The statement reads: “I testify to the inconvenience this development has brought. We are in this together, and we are not missing any opportunity to work with the CBN and the Federal Government to bring ease to the people within reasonable time. I admit it has been tough, and we do not take your patience for granted,” he said.

“I sincerely appeal to you to remain calm. We are a resilient people who are popular for our peaceful nature and our history of seeking reliefs with calmness and absolute restraints. This is a passionate appeal to the good people of Kwara State. Again, I share in your pains, and I urge you to exercise the highest level of restraints as we surmount this challenge together.”

In the same vein, the Emir of Ilorin, HRH Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR, on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, has reacted to the protest which took place in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

The first class traditional monarch called on the people to remain peaceful and do away with any forms of temptation.

”I have said it on several occasions that Ilorin Emirate is known for Peace, Kwara State is known for harmony, let’s resist all forms of temptations. Governments at all levels are working assiduously towards ensuring that the hardship is curtailed. I am deeply touched and worried about the current situation, it calls for calm and perseverance.

”Please let’s remain peaceful and together we shall overcome this Hard Time.

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