The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) has endorsed the extension of the validity of old naira notes beyond 31 January. Many bank customers have complained that the new notes were not readily available and have yet to circulate adequately in the lead up to the expiration of the old notes.
The extension was announced by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who stated that the additional time will allow for more Nigerians to successfully change their currencies to the redesigned notes, particularly those in rural areas who may be underserved by banks.
The Zabarkano Association of Nigeria has called for the establishment of a National Minority Tribes Development Commission (NMTDC) in order to preserve the national heritage of the country and foster sustainable harmony.
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has stated that some individuals use religion as a guise to advance their own economic and political agendas.
Speaking at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Sunday, 15 January after the wreath laying ceremony to mark the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the Isaac Boro park, Gov. Wike praised President Buhari for his sustained efforts to restore peace to troubled regions and for ensuring that recent elections were free and fair.
“The Buhari administration, which came into power in Nigeria in 2015, has been criticized for its role in the country’s economic decline. While there are multiple factors that have contributed to this decline, the policies and actions of the Buhari administration have played a significant role,” Mark Olise writes in Atlantic Post Opinions.
“Nigeria, a country with vast natural resources and a large population, has struggled with poverty for decades. Despite being one of the largest oil producers in the world, many Nigerians still live in extreme poverty, with nearly 40% of the population living on far less than $1.90 per day,” George Kerley writes in Opinion.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been accused of bigotry on multiple occasions, has spoken on the need to raise generations of youths that are devoid of religious extremism and bigotry, and urged the Abu Dhabi Forum to continue to target the young people who are the promise of the future.
President Muhammadu Buhari has outlined the comprehensive Energy Transition Plan unfolded by his administration in response to the issues associated with climate change and restated the determination of the Nigerian government to achieving the vision of 30,000 megawatts of power by 2030, while calling on the U.S. for financial and technical support.