Kwara State Police Commissioner, Paul Odama, ordered vigorous patrols of banks and financial institutions across the state’s 16 local government areas on Saturday.
The order came after the state police command got intelligence that hoodlums had perfected plans to mimic the chaos unleashed on some banks in some states as a result of the ongoing currency swap.
In a statement issued in Ilorin on Saturday, the command’s spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi, informed the people of the state that the command would deal mercilessly with any lawbreaker.
The spokesman warned offenders to put any nefarious plans on hold and change their minds because anyone arrested would face severe repercussions.
Meanwhile, Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq has urged for an increase in the issuance of new naira notes to citizens in order to help the public and stabilize the currency swap.
He also urged calm as all parties cooperate to smooth the ongoing currency exchange from old to new naira notes.
Governor Abdulrazaq made the request during a courtesy visit by the CBN Consumer Protection Department in Ilorin, led by Mrs Rashidat Jumoke Monguno, to the Government House.
Governor Abdulrazaq stated that the administration will continue to engage residents, traditional institutions, students, and all segments of society in order to spread the message of calm and ensure the process runs well.
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