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Residents in FCT assist needy in spite of Naira scarcity


Residents in FCT assist needy in spite of Naira scarcity

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were on Sunday spotted giving alms to the needy.

In spite of the current Naira scarcity occasioned by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Naira redesign policy.

The reports also gathered that some of the residents said they decided to help because the physically challenged persons were more hit by the scarcity.

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Mrs Agnes Oche, a businesswoman seen giving money to a visually impaired man in the Central Area of the FCT, said she was moved by the man’s condition.

She said although the cash crunch was affecting her, she did not want it to deter her from helping the needy.

“We are all suffering from the Naira scarcity but there are people whose conditions are worse and these are the physically challenged persons.

“This set of people have always relied on our goodwill and we will continue to assist no matter how little.

“I do not have much cash on me but I believe the little I have given him will assist him to get some food, perhaps he has not eaten today,”she said.

Farida Usman, a fruit seller told NAN that she made it a point of duty to assist the physically challenged on a daily basis.

Uzoamaka, a food vendor, popularly called Madam Uzo decried the hallowing experience physically challenged persons go through on a daily basis.

“I am struggling to make ends meet because the Naira scarcity has seriously affected my business.

“However, I still give alms because we were brought up to always remember the needy, who are constrained by their condition,” she said.

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