Naira Scarcity: Protests Rock Lagos, Rivers, Ogun

Protests against the scarcity of naira notes have been recorded in Ogun, Rivers and Lagos states on Friday.

Protesters took to the street in Sango, Ogun State, with women seen wailing about the hardship the naira redesign policy had brought on them.

In Rivers, according to reports, protesters could be seen burning banks over their rejection of old naira notes and the unavailability of the new notes.

Lagos also witnessed protests in the early hours of the day as protesters disrupted activities at Mile 12 Market before police brought the situation under control.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that only N200 of the old naira notes above N50 remain as legal tender. This is despite a Supreme Court order maintaining the legal tender tendency of the old notes above N50.

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