Centre for Ability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment, C.A.R.E. Nigeria, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele to publish new notes daily to be deposited at each bank to enable Nigerians track the new notes.
This is contained in a statement signed by Founder/Chief Responsibility Officer, C.A.R.E, Dr. Chike Okogwu in Abuja.
The statement says that this action will assist Nigerians to know the amount deposited by the CBN to each bank and expose banks hoarding the currency to alleviate the plight of Nigerians and Persons with Disabilities who can’t have access to their money.
It says that while the organisation supports the introduction of new naira notes it however expresses disappointment over the difficulties faced by Persons with Disabilities to cater for themselves as a result of the scarcity of the new currency.
“Persons with Disabilities are not having it easy with the scarcity of Naira notes currently being experienced nationwide as many of them cannot buy foodstuffs, medication, pay transportation when they need to move and carry out other necessary functions required to live a normal empowered life” Dr. Okogwu states.
“The Central Bank should equally direct all banks to prioritise attending to Persons with Disabilities who come into their branches in line with the National Disability Act of 2019”.