Borno CSOs Break Silence on New Naira Notes, Suggest Way Out

By Abdulkareem Haruna

The Network of Civil Society organizations in Borno state, (NECSOB) has added its voice to the widespread condemnation that trails the #NewNairaNote controversy in the country.

NECSOB said though currency redesign is a common occurene glibally, Nigeria’s version is “wrongly timed and ill-preparedness on the part of the authorities.

In view of that, the civil society body find it imperative to make the follwing recommendations as a way out the nasty situation.

Members of the public should as a matter of necessity embraces the new development and devices every legal means necessary that will facilitate their transaction.

All commercial centers and public service providers (such as hospitals…) should as a matter of urgency create online payment platforms and POS devices to ease people’s hardship.

Security operative (DSS,EFCC…) should intensify in bringing sanity into these currency related crimes.

CBN should also make available to the public the daily allocations to commercial Bank branches in every state for accountability.

Network Providers should also try and upgrade their services to accommodate the abrupt pressure on these facilities.

Commercial Banks should also upgrade their servers to enable for smooth online transactions.

We also called on POS operators to deceased from illegal transactions that is exploiting unsuspected members of the public.

All filling stations should be compliant with the new cashless policy by providing e-payment devices across their dispensing pumps.

The general public are enjoined to remain Law abiding and carryout their activities within the provisions of the law.

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