FULL TEXT OF THE BROADCAST BY KWARA STATE GOVERNOR ABDULRAHMAN ABDULRAZAQ ON THE NAIRA REDESIGN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2023
My dear people of Kwara State:
I express my sincere sympathy with you on the continuous scarcity of the naira as a result of the recent CBN’s currency redesign.
For clarity, the Supreme Court has granted an injunction that allows the old and the new notes to coexist. This injunction is still valid until the highest court rules otherwise.
I therefore want all of you to be calm, law abiding, and peaceful. Let us not attack one another or destroy one another’s properties.
I am appealing to you to remain calm and peaceful, and not to give in to any frustrations or engage in any form of violence.
I testify to the inconvenience this development has brought. We are in this together, and I assure you that this will be over in the shortest possible time. I really appreciate your patience.
In solidarity with the mood of the public, I’m putting my public rallies on hold until further notice.
God bless you all.
Governor, Kwara State
February 15, 2023