The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State chapter, has appealed to youths and other aggrieved persons over the scarcity of the new naira notes, urging them to remain calm and refrain from the destruction of public property especially banks and government facilities.
In a press release signed by the chairman of the council, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, NUJ said when things normalise, Nigerians will still revert to the use of the various critical facilities now under destruction.
The statement named some facilities now under attack to include banks, Automated Machines (ATM), Point of Sales (POS) shops, street lights in Benin City and other government property.
Comrade Festus Alenkhe called for calm and advised that the people should patiently preserve and exercise their franchise by voting for the candidate of their choice during the forthcoming general elections.
Condemning the actions of state and non-state actors who are behind the crises, the NUJ called for restraint and advised stakeholders not to politicise the policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Comrade Alenkhe said the facilities of the state including streetlights, physical infrastructure and other amenities should be protected as they are for the benefit of Edo people.