The meeting which was held at the State House Abuja came amid protests in many parts of the country over the unavailability of Naira notes.
However, chairman of the Progressive Governor’s Forum, Atiku Bagudu, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa; as well as the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor also attended the meeting at the State House, Abuja.
The presence of the CBN Governor, however, indicated the meeting was organised ostensibly to discuss the cash swap policy which has elicited public outcry, particularly from the Governors.
Recall that Buhari had earlier asked Nigerians for seven days to resolve the issue of naira scarcity, even as most Nigerians believe nothing concrete will happen, after the expiration of the seven days as the period may have lapsed then.
According to sources, the bank continues to blame CBN for lack of new notes in its Vaults.
Some video footage on social media showed how the staff of Zenith Bank escaped from the attacked branches by scaling fences to escape mob attacks.
Eyewitness said bullets were used as police tried to stop the protesters from protesting.
In a video, a young man was seen crying for help after being shot in the arm by the police.
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Moreso in the video, protesters were seen hurling stones at one Automated Teller Machine (ATM) belonging to First Bank and voices were heard at the background saying ”this suffering is too much in the country”
As at when filing this report the number of those injured could not be ascertained.
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