Ahead of the February presidential election, Governors elected under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to allow both the old and new Naira notes to continue in circulation.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State disclosed the request to the president to journalists shortly after the governors under the aegis of Progressives Governors Forum met the president behind closed doors on Friday in Abuja.

The governors including Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, Bello Matawale of Zamfara State, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State among others met the president at the council chamber of the State House on Friday.

El-Rufai noted that if the apex bank wants to implement the cashless policy, it should have printed half of what it mopped up, for a start, which according to him ought to be N1 trillion.

The governor who earlier alleged that the decision of the CBN was aimed at frustrating the victory of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu said they told Buhari during the meeting that the masses are suffering and traders are losing their goods due to lack of patronage birthed by the scarcity of cash.

He cited a tomato seller who travelled to Lagos recently with their goods but got nothing because people had no cash to buy.

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