April 1, 2023 12:09 am

Naira redesign: This is the first time I’ve seen money being sold for people to survive, Amalambu draws FG’s attention…Visits Umukabia-Okpuala, Umuda-Isingwu, Anglican Church


As scarcity of Naira notes worsened amidst equally worsening petrol supply crises, despite the extension of the deadline for acceptance of the old Naira notes as legal tender, the African Democratic Congress, ADC candidate for Umuahia North State Constituency, Rev. Blessed Amalambu, has called on the Federal government to introduce measures that will alleviate the  plight faced by the citizens.

St. Michael’s Anglican Church Okaiuga-Nkwoegwu congregants.

Interacting with our Correspondent shortly after he visited respectively, St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Okaiuga-Nkwoegwu; inhabitants of Umukabia-Okpuala and Umuda-Isingwu, in Umuahia North L.G.A, of Abia State, Amalambu decried that commercial and daily life activities across Nigeria have come under new pressures associated with the currency swap.

Amalambu who perceived that the Bank managers might systematically withheld the new currency from flowing generously, also called on the security agencies to place their surveillance cameras on them, in  order to curtail or put to a stop all forms of shape practices for the benefit of the common man.

His words, “Nobody will deny the fact that we’re currently witnessing harsh environment, particularly economic hardship. This is the first time I’ve seen that money is being sold for people to survive. People use money to buy money at a higher cost and resell it to the public.

“All these issues are trending up because it appears that the Central Bank of Nigeria action lacked proper planning. Yes, the change of currency is a good development, but it should have been a gradual process, which should have taken about six months. While they gradually call back the old currency, they will also gradually, pump in the new currency until a sizeable volume of the new notes is in circulation to cushion the adverse effect of the swap. But unfortunately, this approach was not introduced”.

Rev. Blessed Amalambu.

Earlier while addressing respectively, the Anglican Church, Okaiuga-Nkwoegwu congregants; the villagers of Umukabia-Okpuala and the members of Amalambu Foundation, Umuda Isingwu chapter, the ADC House of Assembly candidate assured that if duly elected, that he will be the first House member to disclose the exact amount of the constituency allowance through out his stay in office as a lawmaker.

He also promised to be the first House member to create a liason Office for Umuahia North State Constituency in Ohuhu for proximity and accessibility to all Ohuhu people.

Umuda-Isingwu people

Amalambu also told the people he will be the first House member to hold periodic town hall meetings with all Ohuhu stakeholders as to know the problems of Ohuhu people and to poll together vital opinions and ideas of Ohuhu think tanks. 

He passionately appealed to the eligible voters to join hands with him to enthrone a godly man of God that will not disappoint the expectations of Ohuhu people.

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