NewNairaNote: Herders Commend NASS, Beg Buhari To Save Nigerians From Foreseen Calamity 

By Abdulkareem Haruna

Kule Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has commended members of the National Assembly for their strong can on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to shift forward the Jan. 31 deadline for withdrawal of old currency notes.

On Tuesday, Jan 24, the two chambers of the NASS had a joint session during which  they unanimously urged the  CBN  Governor to “as a matter of utmost importance, save Nigeria’s economy from avoidable collapse” by extending the withdrawal period of the old currency notes to June 2023 

KACRAN said the 9th Assembly “deserves the highest commendation from all well-meaning Nigerians.

“At this crucial time, they proved to Nigerians and the entire world that they are good representatives who are there to defend the interest of the people and the nation’s economy,” KACRAN National leader Khalil Mohammed Bello said in a statement shared with The Humanitarian Times. 

KACRAN appealed to the NASS members to  “remain resolute in their firm legislative stand to defend/safeguard the interest of their fatherland and that of our vulnerable and the downtrodden masses.” 

What we are humbly advising them to do is, since (he) CBN governor is saying there is no going back on the request for the withdrawal of old currency notes, they should therefore use their legislative power to make him do the needful that will satisfy the generality of Nigerians. Most Nigerians are calling for a period extension for withdrawing the old currency notes to December 2023. 

KACRAN happily views the actions of the National Assembly as an act in solid defense of the Nigerian masses. 

The group, thereby, called on the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to sack the Central Bank Governor due to his unacceptable stand to ignore the call/appeal of well-meaning Nigerians to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of the old currency notes. 

They further urged the NASS Members to “continue with their good work” by making sure the deadline fixed by the Central Bank Governor is extended to a meaningful time, whereby nobody will incur any loss of their hard earnings.

“We also want to use this medium to highly commend Yobe State Governor, Hon Mai Mala Buni, who was the only Governor out of the 36 Governors in Nigeria who, through his Director General Media, Malam Mamman Mohammed, spoke in BBC Hausa on Monday 23rd January 2023 vehemently called on Central Bank Governor to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of old currency.”

The DG press to Governor Buni was quoted to have said that “it is only three or four Local Governments out of the seventeen Local governments in Yobe state  have banks,” and this makes it impossible for his people who are known nationwide to engage in commercial activities/farming and Cattle rearing  to meet up the deadline.”

“In conclusion, we want to call on all Nigerians to join hands to appeal to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, to save his people from the extreme difficulties, hunger, and uncertainties of the highest order which most Nigerians are going through.

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