Running mate of the Kano APC gubernatorial candidate, Murtala Sule Garo has taken a swipe at the Federal Government over the deadline for the phasing out of the old 200, 500 and 1000 naira notes.
The former commissioner for local government made this known today while speaking during the APC’s campaign rally in Dambatta Local Government Area.
Garo warned that they will not sit down and fold the hands while Kano residents, who are mostly business men suffer the consequences of the infamous policy imposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“The people of Kano are worried about the issue of Naira redesign that the CBN has introduced inducing hardship in the circumstances of the masses.” He said.
Garo also reminded that Nigeria is operating a democratic system of government where people’s opinions are respected, contrary to what is obtainable in a millitary regime.
“At this critical moment, your excellency, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, you have made a plea and called on the CBN and the Federal Government to wade into the matter because we are practicing democracy not military regime.
“Since it is democracy, the people do not deserve any hardship.” He added.
“We have not seen the new Naira notes and the old ones are now been rejected. Kano is a commercial capital, do they want us to crash?” He questioned.
“We were asked to go back to our farms and we have done that. Since we have done that, the government should allow the people to continue using their currency.” He added.