The rejection of the old Naira notes has deepened the pains and suffering of Nigerians, and they are not happy about it. Now, women in Bayelsa cannot bear it any longer.
A large number of women in Yenogoa, the capital city of Bayelsa State, on Friday, stormed the streets of the state to stage a protest.
The protest was as a result of the refusal by traders, banks, and transporters to accept the old Naira notes.
Supreme Court Order
The women blocked the major Melford Okilo road while chanting various slogans and lamenting how they have been unable to pay their children’s school fees, pay house rent, and afford food items despite the order given by the Supreme Court on the old Naira notes.
On March 3, the Supreme Court extended the validity of the ₦200, ₦500, and ₦1,000 Naira notes till 31 December.
A seven-member panel of the court led by John Okoro unanimously ordered the CBN to continue receiving the old notes from Nigerians.
The court also held that the directive of President Buhari for the redesign of the new notes and withdrawal of the old notes without due consultation was invalid.
Despite the Supreme court ruling, the Central Bank of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari are yet to direct Nigerians to start spending the old notes.
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Amidst the silence, many Nigerians are still faced with the challenge of accessing their money in banks and the unavailability of the new Naira notes.
Watch video of the protest below:
Women in Yenogoa, the capital city of Bayelsa state came out in their numbers this morning to stage a protest over the refusal by traders and transporters to accept the old naira notes. pic.twitter.com/oBZXx7j4Nl
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