Monarch Urges CBN, Other Stakeholders to Ensure Favourable Network for Transactions

By: Bilkisu Abdullah-Yahuza


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other relevant authorities have been called upon to liaise with network providers for improved network services to encourage Nigerians on the newly introduced seeming cashless policy in the Country.


A revered Monarch, Ohiegba of Mozum in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Alhaji Khalid Bukar (II), made the call in an interview while reacting to the Cash crunch experienced Nationwide.

Alhaji Khalid said the lack of cash in Banks and other financial institutions, coupled with bad network, was causing untold hardship to the people especially those at the rural areas who have no bank accounts, pointing out that most transactions were only successful at night while businesses transactions takes place during the day.

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Ohiegba of Mozum, Alhaji Khalid Bukar (II)
Ohiegba of Mozum, Alhaji Khalid Bukar (II)

He enjoined authorities concerned to improve on mobile networks, saying that such will encourage the adoption of the proposed cashless policy in Nigeria.

The Traditional Ruler decried the absence of Banks in some Areas such as Dekina Local Government Area and Oguma in Bassa LGA of Kogi State, among others.

The Ohiegba of Mozu called on relevant stakeholders to build more Banks to accommodate their teeming customers in the State and urged the people to remain calm and prayerful, saying that the hardship will be temporal.

On the victory of Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the traditional ruler congratulated him on his emergence and enjoined him to be magnanimous in victory.

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He prayed God to give Tinubu, the wisdom to pilot the affairs of the Country to greater heights.

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