New Naira Notes Scarcity :Protests Rock Oyo, Delta States, Banks Vandalised

A Wema Bank branch in Ibadan, Oyo State, was vandalised by irate mob protesting naira scarcity, on Friday.

The protesters barricaded major roads across the state capital and chanted anti-government songs.


Affected routes include; Iwo road, Gate and other routes in Ibadan North East local government area.

Some of the angry youths were heard shouting out of frustration in Yoruba language: “lori owo wa” which translates despite being our money.
Residents of Uvwie and Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State also on Friday took to the street to protest against lack of access to the naira. The protest, which broke out a few hours after angry demonstration in Ibadan, Oyo STtate capital, forced some banks to suspend activities.

Scores of market women barricaded the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway, ground activities in the areas. The protesters also laid siege to the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank located near Main Market, Warri.

In Ibadan, many civil servants inside the government secretariat panicked as many were seen hanging around different spots in case of unforeseen eventuality.

In a chat with journalists, Executive Assistant on Security to Governor Seyi Makinde, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd), condemned the act, saying the situation in the country affects everybody equally and should not be the reason anybody should hide under such to destroy or vandalise government property.

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