Naira Redesign: Ogun Govt Begs Banks To Reopen After Violent Protest
Written by Taiwo Adekola on February 9, 2023
Government of Ogun State has appealed to commercial banks in the State to reopen for business following their total shutdown on Wednesday.
Newsmen had earlier reported that banks in the Gateway State refused to operate on Wednesday to avoid another attack similar to that of Tuesday, when banks and their facilities were vandalised by angry protesters.
Angry Abeokuta residents rioted on Tuesday to express their displeasure over the lingering scarcity of the new naira notes and petrol.
Some customers also complained of their inability to make use of their bank apps and USSD to make online transactions.
But, the Ogun State Government has appealed to the bankers to return to work, assuring them of adequate protection.
The government also promised to continue to engage the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and proffer lasting solutions to the issue of cash shortage.
He charged residents of the State to exercise patience and desist from attacking banks and bankers and also called for aggressive sensitisation of the masses on the availability of the naira notes, adding that this will help in reducing public unrest.