The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has appealed to Nigerians to remain calm over the lingering scarcity of fuel and naira notes.
He said that Nigerians should be patient to allow the Federal Government to proffer solutions to lingering fuel and new Naira notes scarcity.
In a viral video, clips of half-clad customers breaking down bank gates and threatening to beat officials have surfaced on the social media space.
Tinubu said he is distressed by news of cash strapped farmers having to sell their products excessively cheap to avoid losing all.
He said, “This is a challenging period in the life of our country when our people are made to stay on the line for hours to get fuel and even get their own money from the banks. I empathise with Nigerians across the country especially the poor masses who have been made to bear the brunt and pains of the CBN Naira policy and fuel scarcity the most.
“While government continues to work to solve these problems, let’s stay calm, maintain the peace and continue to shun and avoid any act capable of causing civil unrest and disharmony. What the opposition and enemies of democracy want is to create a state of national siege and tension that can disrupt the coming general elections and create an atmosphere of strife in our country.
“We must say no to them. We must be resolute and stand firm to protect our democracy by ensuring we hold our elections in a peaceful and orderly manner. I am in this race to bring renewed hope and prosperity to all Nigerians.
“There are no challenges that will be difficult for us as a people to surmount when we stand in unity of purpose. When you elect me, I will work to ensure security, economic prosperity, national unity and cohesion and we will together build a country that will be a source of joy to us all and a pride to every black person everywhere in the world.”