Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has reacted to the razing of commercial banks by protesting citizens of the state, on Wednesday.
Daily Report Nigeria earlier reported that angry youths protested in Orhuwhorun community in the Udu local government area of the state and razed ATM galleries of commercial banks.
The attack also saw a part of an African Petroleum fueling station torched by the protesters.
Reacting to the incident, Governor Okowa condemned the action of the protesters, and called for calm amidst the scarcity of naira notes that continues to ravage the country.
“The news of the bank’s ATM gallery being set ablaze during a protest in Orhuwhorun Community, Udu Local Government Area is deeply concerning.
“While I understand the difficulties many of you are going through, I implore all citizens to remain peaceful during these trying times.
“We are fully aware of your concerns and the difficulties you face, but we strongly advise against resorting to violence, such as burning down banks that employ our people.
“Such actions will only exacerbate the problem and could have far-reaching consequences for our nation.
“We once again appeal to everyone to refrain from violent acts and allow us to engage with the Central Bank of Nigeria to ensure that more funds are made available to banks across the country.”