Tension loomed among the Jigawa state rural communities as they found it difficult to get new naira notes to feed their families while old 200, 500 and 1000 naira notes are rejected ahead of CBN deadline.
Businesses and local markets are almost shutdown across the state as a result of thee new naira notes scarcity while e- banking appears to be unfriendly due to the lack of bank accounts and literacy low level among the rural communities.
In an interview with Radio Nigeria Mustapha Suleiman of Kuma town in Buji local government explained that, there was no single CBN or any commercial bank agent providing the people with new note in exchanging with old notes.
” Pls we in villages lacked access to the new notes, life is becoming very unbearable to us as old notes are rejected.
“We are calling on CBN governor to extend the deadline to avoid total breakdown of law and order in our society, the security situation is very alarming”
A rural woman, Hajiya Talatu of Dangayami village in Taura local government said, the old naira notes deadline must be reviewed without further delay.
“We are politicians, this policy has potent negative inpact to our campaign and chances for our party to win the forthcoming general election.
She urged President Muhammadu Buhari and CBN Governor to look in to thier party future as well as the difficulties of rural people are facing.
Hajiya Talatu also called on the Federal Government to extend the deadline and increase the withdraw limit.