Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, advised Nigerian youths against engaging in destructive protests over the hardship induced by naira scarcity.
The former Lagos governor made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday, shortly after a bank was razed by angry Nigerians in Delta state.
“I am saddened by reports of violent protests in parts of our country today especially in Delta, Oyo, Kwara and Edo states. In Delta, there were reports of arson and destruction of bank branches.
“I want to appeal to our young people not to take laws into their hands through destructive protests. We feel your pains and frustration but destroying lives and properties will not solve any problem. Rather, it will only complicate the crisis we have on our hands,” Tinubu stated.
While assuring Nigerians that the hardship induced by naira scarcity will soon be over, Mr Tinubu added, “I sympathise with all Nigerians who are going through the pains of not being able to get money from banks and ATM points to meet their basic daily needs. I also sympathize with the banks for being victims of the CBN currency redesign policy.”