Buhari Worried Over Long Queues In Banks – Finance Minister, Ahmed

Date: 02-02-2023 1:58 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 2-02-2023 01:58 PM (1 month ago)
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Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed has said that President, Muhammadu Buhari is unhappy about the suffering of Nigerians in accessing the redesigned naira notes She noted that it was a temporary stress which will fizzle out in no time. Ahmed who was featured at the 65th State House briefings coordinated by the Presidential Media Team on Thursday, likened the current situation being experienced by Nigerians to a patient having a wound or deep sore but must submit to excruciating pain while undergoing treatments.

She said the government is, however, pleased that sizeable old funds have been mopped back into the banking system, which will in turn give the regulatory agencies control over the nation’s currencies. A visit to most bank Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in the Abuja metropolis shows long queues of people trying to access their funds with little or no success.

Some videos of frustrated customers having difficulties accessing their money have been trending on social media since Tuesday. But Ahmed in her response to the question on whether the government is actually worried over the development in the financial sector, said,” Of course we are worried, we are not happy that citizens have to queue and struggle to get their cash but this is a temporary situation.

“Let me give you an analogy, this situation can be compared to a patient having a sore and while treating the sore, you must apply some iodine or spirit which is usually very painful. ” Mr President is not happy that citizens are suffering but come the closing date which the Central Bank of Nigeria has given, it will not all be over as a window still exists for people to return their old notes. “There is also the positive side to it, which is that a lot of currency has been mopped up back into the system”.

Posted: at 2-02-2023 01:58 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- alexidwayne at 2-02-2023 02:43 PM (1 month ago)
Are ur kids on the queue?
Posted: at 2-02-2023 02:43 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- kp45 at 2-02-2023 05:26 PM (1 month ago)
Bunch of use leaders with useless policies.
Posted: at 2-02-2023 05:26 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Ashilex at 2-02-2023 06:18 PM (1 month ago)
What bank is he queuing up at?.
Posted: at 2-02-2023 06:18 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- gogoman at 2-02-2023 10:33 PM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 2-02-2023 10:33 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master


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