President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by Dr. Chike Okogwu, the Chief Executive Director of the Centre for Ability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment (CARE), to order the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), through CBN Governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to publish daily reports of the amount of new notes distributed to specific banks.
Dr. Chike stressed that with the publication, the government would be able to track banks hoarding the new naira notes in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday.
He further urged the banks to give priority to PWDs because the majority of them struggle to get access to money to meet their basic needs.
”Fellow Nigerians and particularly Persons with Disabilities, we at The Centre for Ability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.Nigeria) is calling on President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to immediately direct the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele to publish daily reports of how much new notes that each bank branch gets in Nigeria so that Nigerians can #TrackYourNewNoteCash.
With this singular move, all Nigerians will openly know which banks got what amounts and are hoarding the newly released notes.
CARENigeria further reiterates her support and lauding of the introduction of new naira notes even as we observe that Persons with Disabilities are not having it easy with the scarcity of Naira notes currently being experienced nationwide as many of them cannot buy foodstuffs, medication, pay transportation when they need to move and carry out other necessary functions required to live a normal empowered life. The Central Bank should equally direct all banks to prioritise attending to Persons with Disabilities who come into their branches in line with the National Disability Act of 2019.
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