Old Naira Notes: Residents decries refusal.

As the controversy and uncertainty over the use of the old one thousand and five hundred naira notes continue, some residents of Yenagoa have again expressed worries over hardship which they described becoming intolerable.

This is as a number of traders and business owners including tricycle operators in the state continue to reject the old notes despite the Supreme Court’s ruling inflicting pains on citizens.

Staff reporter, Doumiepre Daniel in an interview with residents to ascertain level of compliance of the Apex court ruling lamented the confusion of Banks in paying customers the old naira notes without a statement from the CBN and Federal Government.

A respondent, Miss Ebikiye Benson decried the rejection as disturbing with the new notes yet in circulation.

Miss Ebikiye who is of the opinion that the new notes be maintained as the populace are getting used to it call on banks and CBN to do the needful.

Also, Secretary, Bayelsa State Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade John Angese who frowned at the misleading pattern of governance in the country also faulted the federal government’s naira policy.

An Accountant in the State, Mrs. Julia Ogboin described the policy as weak for the nation’s economy, which she noted has caused great harm to local trade and business transactions.