CSOs cry out over hardships in Borno

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The Network of Civil Society Organisations in Borno has cried out over the hardships being experienced by the people in getting the new naira notes.

It urged the government to adopt more salutary measures to ease the burden faced by ordinary Nigerians in the ongoing currency swap.

Leader of the network, Mr Bulama Abiso, stated on Saturday in Maiduguri that the agony being experienced was blameable on wrong timing and poor implementation of the currency swap scheme.

He enjoined commercial centres and public service providers including hospitals to create online payment platforms and acquire Point of Sale (POS) machines to ease peoples’ hardships.

He also urged security operatives to intensify efforts at bringing sanity into currency-related crimes.

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“CBN should also make available to the public the daily allocations to commercial bank branches in every state for accountability.

“Network Providers should also try and upgrade their services to accommodate the abrupt pressure on these facilities.

“Commercial banks should also upgrade their servers to enable smooth online transactions.

“We also call on POS operators to desist from illegal transactions that are exploiting members of the public.

“All fuel stations should be compliant with the new cashless policy by providing e-payment devices at their dispensing pumps,” Abiso appealed.

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