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Extend deadline to enable our members bring out their money from the forests to avoid huge losses — Miyetti Allah begs CBN

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The chief of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria, South-East chapter, Gidado Siddiki, has appealed to the Central Financial institution of Nigeria to extent the deadline given for the circulation of the nation’s new currencies.

Siddiki made the decision in an interview with journalists in Awka, on Thursday, stated the December 15, 2022, deadline must be prolonged for an additional three months to allow members of the affiliation convey out their cash from the forests to keep away from enormous losses on their half.

He stated the attraction turned essential as a result of in response to him, the group are majorly dwelling in forest and bushes on account of their enterprise, they wanted extra time to convey out their financial savings for correct transformation to the brand new redesigned notes.

The Central Financial institution of Nigeria had introduced the redesigning of the three highest foreign money denominations of N200, N500 and N1,000 notes.

Siddiki, who stated the affiliation was in full help of the coverage stated, “We’re interesting as a result of in 1985, when an identical coverage was introduced, so lots of our those who have been of their grazing settlements on the rural areas throughout the nation misplaced their cash as a result of the data got here too immediate and was not correctly communicated to them.

“They may not meet up with the timeframe given by the Apex financial institution then. The 2 weeks given then was not sufficient for them to fulfill up and majority of the herders misplaced their very long time financial savings as a result of, lots of the herders wouldn’t have account numbers and don’t maintain their cash within the financial institution. They maintain and shield their cash domestically.

“We cannot struggle or reverse authorities insurance policies as legislation abiding residents of Nigeria, we’re solely interesting to the CBN to assist us extent the deadline for an additional three months, in order to allow the management of Miyetti Allah attain out correctly to these dwelling in out of telecommunication areas throughout states of the federation.”

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