All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu has appealed to Nigerians not to take the law into their hands through destructive protests because of the current naira notes scarcity.
In his words;
“We appeal to young Nigerians not to take the law into their hands through destructive protests. We feel your pains and frustration, but destroying lives and properties will not solve any problem, rather, it will only complicate the crisis we have on our hands. We must keep the peace and remain calm. Let us not be provoked, instead, let us cooperate with the government in seeking immediate and lasting solutions.
“I sympathise with all Nigerians who are going through the pains of not being able to get money from banks and ATM points to meet their basic daily needs.
“I also sympathise with the banks for being victims of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) currency re-design and cashless policy.
“Be rest assured that this phase will soon pass away as our governments at both the Federal and State levels are working to surmount the current challenges, I am saddened by reports of violent protests in parts of our country today, especially in Delta, Oyo, Kwara and Edo States. In Delta, there were reports of arson and destruction of bank branches.
He made the appeal in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday while reacting to violent protests that occurred in some parts of the country earlier.
He further added this difficult time shall soon be over, we must keep hope alive as we move forward to a better, stronger and more prosperous Nigeria of our dream.
cc: The Nations Ng