In Ibadan, Fish Sellers Protest Over Rejection Of Old Naira Notes By Cold Room Operators
By Our Reporter
Fish Sellers in Ibadan have staged protest over rejection of old naira notes by cold room operators.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that some fish sellers in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday held a peaceful protest over rejection of old Naira notes by cold room operators.
The protesters mostly aged women in their hundreds stormed the premises of Agidigbo 88.7FM along Iwo Road-Ojoo expressway to express their displeased over the rejection of old Naira notes by cold room operators.
They explained that they collected old notes from their customers on Tuesday, but when they got to Bodija Market,on Wednesday morning, to buy fishes to restock, the cold room operators did not accept the old notes from them.
They lamented that they would be in losses if the old notes are not accepted eventually.
One of the spokespersons of the protesters , Mrs. Olayemi Adebayo, said the old notes were turned down when they got to the market on Wednesday morning.
Adebayo said:”We came here to protest. We went to Bodija Market this morning to buy fishes, they did not collect old notes from us. That is why we are here this morning.
“We want the government to extend the date for us. The development is affecting our sales. The notes we have collected are old ones. Each of us is old about N30,000 of the old notes”.
Another spokespersons of the protesters, Mrs. Fatimat Adejumo, said:”We collected old notes from our customers on Tuesday. On getting to the cold room this morning, they are rejecting the notes. We don’t have any job or anywhere or know anything to do. The federal government must extend the deadline”