The Enugu State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has made a new threat.
The NYCN threatened to embark on a street protest should the Nigerian government fail to address the challenge of naira scarcity and a hike in the price of fuel.
Addressing journalists in Enugu, the chairman of the chapter, Henry Ifeanyichukwu said that the council was concerned by the hike in fuel price and scarcity of the new notes which according to him, has caused untold hardship to the people.
He noted that although the National Executive Council of the NYCN had called for 14 days of national protest, the Enugu State chapter cannot afford to embark on a street protest due to the current security challenges in the state and the entire southeast.
He, however, warned the Nigerian government not to take the council's decision for granted, noting that they might be forced to hit the streets should the sufferings continue.
Ifeanyichukwu also called on managers of all bank branches in Enugu state to work with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure that money is made available in all ATMs so that residents can have access to it for their daily business.
"We call for an end to this untold hardship on our people as we cannot afford to continue like this,” he said. "I must also thank youths of the state for staying calm in the midst of this untold hardship."