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Naira Crunch: Obaseki Gives Update On Termination Of Free Bus Service To Residents

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As part of the efforts to cushion the effect of the scarcity of the new naira notes across the country, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has extended the free bus service to residents in Edo state.

Naija News reports that the governor made this known in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie, on Monday, February 20, 2023.

According to the statement, the free bus service provided by all Edo City Transport Service (ECTS) will end on election eve, Friday, February 24, 2023.

Obaseki noted that the extension became necessary because the cash crunch experienced by the people in the state has remained unabated.

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The government urged the masses to maintain peace and remain law-abiding as normalcy will soon be restored in the country.

Obaseki added that his administration has intensified efforts to bring a lasting solution to the Naira notes crisis.

You Have No Right To Order My Arrest

In related news, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that his successor, Godwin Obaseki has no right to order his arrest.

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Addressing journalists in Edosstate on Friday, the former Edo governor said the allegation made against him by Obaseki was ridiculous and baseless.

Recall that Obaseki had accused Oshiomhole of masterminding the demonstrations and violent protests in the state over the controversial naira swap policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN on Wednesday, but the former governor denied the allegation.

Addressing the allegation in a chat with reporters, Oshiomhole said it is only the Nigeria Police Force that can investigate anyone they deemed a person of interest and that if found wanting, they may be invited for questioning.

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