- President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised not to make a trip to Kano state, where he plans to commission some projects.
- The advice was given on Friday, January 27, by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in a statement published by his media aide, Abba Anwar.
- Anwar said in the statement that the advice is related to the fact that locals will have a hard time getting new naira notes from banks.
Kano – Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to postpone his planned visit to the state where he intends to commission some key projects.
Giving the reasons for his advice to President Buhari, Governor Ganduje noted that it is due to security concerns and complaints from locals about the difficulty in obtaining new naira notes.
Ganduje fears that, due to the hardships the people of the state are experiencing as a result of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy, the president’s presence during his visit could eventually trigger protests and chaos, reports The Cable.
In a statement issued by Abba Anwar, Ganduje’s media aide, it was made clear that the decision made on Friday, January 27, was made by members of his state legislature and other interested parties.
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The statement read in part:
“Deeply concerned about the difficulties caused by the limited time given to stop the use of old Naira notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and for security reasons, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reveals that the state resolved and wrote to the Presidency that, the president’s visit to commission some projects that will be postponed.
“While we await this important visit, we find ourselves in this situation, which puts citizens in untold difficulties. For security reasons, we wrote to the presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Kano is postponed,” the statement read.
“We received an acknowledgment copy of the letter. People are suffering because of this policy.
“During the meeting with sectors of citizens in the state, they accepted that the decision was unanimous. As everyone spoke in support of the letter sent to the Presidency.
“Two sitting senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and Barau Jibrin, twenty members of the House of Representatives and thirty legislators from the State House of Assembly were among the groups that supported the governor. ”.
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