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Sanwo-Olu appeals for continuous calm over cash scarcity



Sanwo-Olu appeals for continuous calm over cash scarcity

Sanwo-Olu appeals for continuous calm over cash scarcity

Sanwo-Olu sues for calm, and appeals to Lagosians, causing violence to desist.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appealed to Lagosians to desist from destructing public

infrastructure and causing mayhem across the state in agitation over the current twin challenges in

the country.



Governor Sanwo-Olu appealed in a statewide broadcast at the Lagos House, Marina, on Saturday,

February 18, 2023. The Governor, who said he felt the pains of residents in the face of the cash scarcity

and the situation surrounding old naira notes, urged residents to be patient and trust the government

to do the right thing soonest.


Governor Sanwo-olu warned POS operators and petrol station attendants who cashed in on the ugly

situation to charge exorbitant fees to desist from such and be humane in their dealings with their fellow



Sanwo-Olu Appeals To Lagosians To Remain Calm In Crises

“My fellow Lagosians, this is a heartfelt call to you, as your Governor, to please remain calm and avoid

all forms of violence, arson and rioting. Even in the face of difficulties and frustrations, violence and

destruction should not and will never be the answer.



We have noticed with dismay the rampant incidents surrounding some of the players in the financial

services value chain (POS Agents/Operators), as well as petrol station attendants who have taken the

current challenges to mean an opportunity to extort hard-working and law-abiding Lagosians with

extortionate service charges on funds withdrawal and sale of PMS. Let me appeal to those involved

in such behaviour to desist from such sharp practices.


Sanwo-Olu appeals for continuous calm over cash scarcity


It is especially in difficult times like these that we all need to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers and

do everything we can to reduce the hardships faced by our fellow Lagosians. This is not the period to

sacrifice empathy, compassion, and humanity on the altar of profit-making.


Naira Redesign Crisis: Sanwo-Olu calls for calm amid protests

To my good people of Lagos, please resist the opportunists who seek to take advantage of the anger

and frustration you all are feeling to hijack the situation and foment trouble. We know that unscrupulous

persons want to sow seeds of violence and discord through their utterances and actions, all with the view

of robbing you of the chance to cast your votes in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly



Do not allow them to use you to achieve their evil intentions. There is no justification whatsoever

for attacking public or private property. The law enforcement agents have received explicit instructions

to take complete control and ensure zero tolerance for any and all acts of arson, violence and destruction.”


The Governor emphasized that the state government food palliatives and discounts on state-owned

public transportation subsist to cushion the effects of the challenges. At the same time, talks with the

private sector are ongoing. Governor Sanwo-olu commended the different security formations in Lagos

and urged them not to rest on their oars to maintain peace in the state.

Sanwo-Olu appeals for continuous calm over cash scarcity


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