• President Muhammadu Buhari will now visit Kano State after approving a 10-day extension of the old naira note exchange.
  • This was immediately after the announced deadline for the use of old notes and the new exchange of naira notes at Syndau, on January 29.
  • Meanwhile, the president will be in Kano state on Monday today to commission some important projects carried out by the administration of Governor Umar Gasnduje.

Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje will receive President Muhammadu Buhari in the state on Monday, January 30 to commission some projects in the state.

legit.ng It was met that the state government earlier postponed the planned visit, noting that it was to prevent unforeseen circumstances due to the government’s refusal to postpone the deadline for the return of the old naira notes.

Ganduje will receive Buhari in Kano state after the extension of the term of the old exchange of naira notes. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau
Source: Facebook

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After the government announced a deadline extension on Sunday, January 29, Ganduje said Kano state is now ready to host the president, a Premium Times report confirmed.

Ganduje along with Barau Jibrin, Chairman of the Senate Appropriation Committee, led a state delegation and met with President Buhari in Daura, after which it was announced that the state visit will go ahead as originally planned.

Ganduje said his Kano team also discussed the issue of the ongoing currency swap with the president and was happy with it, The Nigeria Tribune report added.

APC chief reveals Tinubu’s impact on Buhari’s deadline extension for old Naira notes exchange

Femi Fani-Kayode, leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to extend the deadline for depositing the old Naira notes.

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Revealed: Why President Buhari Approved CBN’s Request For Old Naira Notes Swap Extension?

Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor, had earlier announced that the main bank applied and won the president’s approval for an extension on Sunday, January 29.

However, in a statement on Facebook, Fani-Kayode, a member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, said it was President Buhari who gave the order.

Buhari gives reasons for CBN naira’s redesign policy

Earlier, legit.ng reported that Chairman Buhari again defended the CBN’s decision to redesign a higher denomination of Naira.

According to Buhari, the policy was targeted at people in possession of illicit funds and not ordinary Nigerians.

The president revealed this in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

Source: Legit.ng