Protests Hit Ilorin Kwara State


Protests have also rocked Ilorin, the Kwara state capital over the scarcity of new naira notes.

Protesters barricaded and made bonfires on some major streets such as Gambari, Ogidi, Oko Olowo, Yakuba and Elekoyangan along Kwara Poly road.

The protesters are particularly infuriated because of the refusal of commercial banks to receive or exchange old notes for new ones in spite of  a Supreme Court's injunction which granted that the old 200, 500, and 1000 Naira notes should remain as legal tender. I

They said the scarcity of Naira has brought untold hardship to them as they have been incapacitated to carry out any business transaction.

In the meantime, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is appealing to residents of the state to give peace a chance to resolve the naira scarcity crisis.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, Governor AbdulRazaq sympathised with them and admitted that the situation has been tough for the people.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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