Barely a day after being hit by a stray bullet when angry youths took to the streets of Abeokuta, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has visited the victim in the hospital.
On Tuesday, the victim was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, where he is recuperating.
Addressing journalists on Wednesday in the state capital, the governor said that violence was not the best way to address the issue of scarcity of cash and fuel in the country.
He explained that his administration is working to ensure that the situation was brought under control in the state.
Abiodun also appealed to the youth and students to exercise patience, saying that breaking of banks, and destroying ATM machines would not solve any problem.
“I want to plead with everyone, your governor is doing everything humanly possible at this time,” the governor stated.
“We have spoken with the President, CBN representatives, bankers forum and we can see the situation is evolving positively.”
“Frustration set in by the endless fuel queues and the inadequate supply of cash following the naira redesign policy and the naira swap.
“The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reserves the right to redesign the naira notes, it is within their purview; no one is questioning that, but the fact that the ordinary citizens, people in the informal sector are feeling the stress.”
This morning, we paid a visit to yesterday’s protest victim, who is currently being treated at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
We sympathised with him and loved ones over the unfortunate incident and also made a pledge to foot all his medical bills. pic.twitter.com/LXz6Tmkr3m
— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR (@dabiodunMFR) February 8, 2023