Governor Diri warns traders not to devalue purchasing power of old naira notes.

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has described as unacceptable activities of traders involved in a system that diminishes the purchasing power of the old notes following scarcity of new notes.
He called on the leadership of various unions and associations in the state to prevail on errant members to desist.

Governor Diri stated this in Government House, Yenagoa, during an interactive meeting with leadership of various unions and associations of transporters, traders and petroleum marketers in the state.
He said the meeting was convened to interact with major stakeholders in the various business sectors to seek ways to ease the challenges brought about by the naira swap policy.

Governor Diri promised that he would meet with Managers of commercial banks in the state and relevant officials at the federal level and offer advice on ways to mitigate the sufferings of the people.
The leadership of the various unions and associations of petroleum marketers, transporters and traders at the meeting included state chairmen of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Peter Erefamote, State Tricycle Owners Association, Mr. Sani Moniru, and that of the National Road Transport Workers Union of Nigeria, Chief Erebo Oyinkuro.

Others were former Secretary, Swali Market Traders Association, Mrs. Fortune Samuel, and Mrs. Christian Gwuembe of Periwinkle Traders Association.