Accept Old Naira Notes, Akinlayo Urges Citizens, Says Businesses must not crumble

Barely twenty four hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN declared the old Naira notes as legal tender in compliance with the supreme Court judgement, the winner of the House of Representatives election in the Ekiti North Federal Constituency (II), Akinlayo Davidson Kolawole has counselled people of his Constituency to begin to accept the old notes without entertaining any fear.

Kolawole who made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti explained that it is imperative to create the awareness to his people considering the controversies that surrounded the naira redesign.

The lawmaker-elect advised his people to continue to trade with the old and new naira notes simultaneously saying the deadline for the old notes is now December.

Akinlayo said:” It is my duty as a responsible leader to interprete government policies to my people and guide them in all forms so as to make life better for them.

“I am hundred percent committed to the well-being of my people and I am ready to do anything to achieve this foresight.

“Leadership is not all about money alone, you also need to give your people sense of belonging, direct them through the path of success in their endeavors.

“My people love me and that is why they voted me and I am not ready to take this rare privilege for granted.

The Ikosun born entrepreneur expressed happiness over the new directive to trade with the old naira notes saying the lack of cash actually subjected people to hardship and affected their businesses.

According to him, there is now hope that the economy especially the Small Scale Enterprise SME which is the heart of the economy will receive a boost.

Kolawole commended Governor Biodun Oyebanji and his colleagues who went to court to fight the naira design policy saying such action was what has bailed Nigerians out of its sufferings.

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