Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu has said his intervention in the deadline for the use of old naira notes prompted the extension of by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Tinubu stated this when he led other members of his campaign entourage on a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare ll, in his palace in Benin City, Edo state.
He said, “let me apologise to all the chiefs, respected leaders and traditional rulers for waiting since morning till now.
“This is not intentional but because of national politics. Some of your cousins, wives selling garden eggs, carrots roasted corn need money and if naira is canceled, and we failed to intervene, then we have failed in our duty.
“We have been on this for three days. And, suddenly, in the afternoon, out of great respect, the presidency considered our request for extension. I was running back and forth calling him.
“So, that is what we have been doing. Luckily, even though we didn’t get everything we wanted, we got an extension for a number of days,” he stated.