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    Ganduje tells Buhari to postpone visit over new naira notes crisis 

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    Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had written to the Presidency to postpone the visit of the President Muhammadu Buhari to the state, over refusal to extend the January 31 deadline for submitting old notes.

    Buhari was expected to pay Kano state an official visit between January 30 and 31.

    However, in a statement by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar on Saturday said: Deeply concerned with the hardship caused by the limited time given for halting the use of old Naira notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and for security reasons, Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reveals that the state resolved and wrote to Presidency that, the visit of the President to commission some projects to be postponed.”

    Ganduje said, “As we are waiting for this important visit, we found ourselves in this situation, which puts citizens into untold hardship. For security purposes, we wrote to Presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Kano is postponed.”

    “We got an acknowledgement copy of the letter. People are really suffering because of this policy.”

    The governor lamented, “There are no banks in most of our rural communities. How these people get new Naira notes is of great concern. Just look at what is happening in our urban areas, people go and spend hours upon hours in bank. without any assurances of getting the new notes.”

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