By Simeon OSAJIE
The Nigeria Union Of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council, has appealed to youth and other aggrieved persons over the scarcity of new naira notes to remain calm and refrain from the destruction of public property especially Banks and government facilities in the State.
In a statement issued and signed by Comrade Festus Alenkhe and Comrade Andy Egbon, Chairman and Secretary respectively, said when things normalise, Nigerians will still revert to the use of the various critical facilities now under destruction.
The statement named some facilities now under attack to include Banks, Automated Teller Machine (ATM), Point of Sales Shops (POS), street lights and other government properties in the state.
The statement also called for calm and advised that, the people should patiently preserve and exercise their franchise by voting for the candidate of their choice during the general elections slated for February 25 and March 11.
The statement thereafter called for restrain as it suspect the politicization of the policy of the Central Bank Of Nigeria as the NUJ condemn the actions of State and Non State actors who are behind the crises.
“The facilities in the state including streetlights, physical infrastructure and other amenities are for the use and benefit of all Edo people that should be protected,” the statement concluded.