The Presidential Campaign Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, for extending the deadline for the swap of the old Naira notes to the redesign ones.
In a statement signed by the Director of Publicity of the PCC, Bayo Onanuga, he commended both Emefiele and President Buhari for listening to the voice of well meaning Nigerians on the exigency of extending the deadline for change of old N200, N500 and N1000 naira notes to the new ones.
The statement reads in full, “Following difficulties experienced by Nigerians from across the country from getting the new notes via ATMs and over the counter from Banks, many Nigerians especially requested for an extension of the January 31, 2023 deadline.
“We welcome the 10 day extension of deadline and the additional seven days of grace.
“We specially commend Presidential Muhammadu Buhari for approving this extension and for his leadership and statesmanship.
“In the same vein, we especially praise our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his forthrightness in addressing the concerns of Nigerians at his campaign rally in Abeokuta last week.
“Asiwaju Tinubu didn’t take the easy road by shying away from what would have caused serious inconvenience for our teeming masses.
“Asiwaju showed leadership and compassion for the welfare of Nigerians, at the most appropriate time.”