Nigerians on Tuesday protested in the Sango-Ota area of Ogun State over the refusal of banks to accept the old naira notes from customers.
The Supreme Court had stopped the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from implementing the February 10, 2023 deadline for swapping of old Naira notes for the newly redesigned Naira notes.
However, the Branch Controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bauchi, Haladu Idris Andaza while briefing Journalists on Monday in Bauchi, said customers were free to go to the Central Bank and deposit which they could not do at the Commercial Banks anymore because the currency had ceased to be a legal tender since the 10th of February.
Some aggrieved customers took to the main road in Sango-Ota to protest by burning tyres in the middle of the road after banks refused to accept the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes.
In a now viral video seen by Newsbreak Nigeria, despite the presence of policemen at the scene, the protesters refused to disperse.
Sango Ota people today, protested the rejection of the old naira notes by banks and low circulation of the new ones . I don't know what The central bank of Nigeria is doing to it. I have money, and I can't access it. Begging for money to survive up and down 😭 pic.twitter.com/wu4qYdeqMo
— Doll 🧚♀️with the Balls (@juwondebbie) February 14, 2023
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