Amid the protest which has been recorded in some states over the scarcity of the naira, the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulraosheed Adewale Akanbi, on Friday advised protesters to desist from the destruction of properties.
In a statement issued by his press secretary, Alli Ibrahim, the monarch while commending the youth of his kingdom, reiterated the maintenance of peace even as the people face the economy hardship occasioned by the scarcity of the naira.
“While acknowledging your peace loving spirit, I appeal for further calm, orderliness and protection of both public and private properties. Our banks and their workers are not at fault. Don’t touch them.
“There is no much infrastructure in Osun. Let’s protect our state against infrastructural deficit.
“Don’t destroy banks. Whatever will do to public and private properties will have huge effect on our collective economy. I still charge the federal government led by President Muhammad Buhari to consider the suffering masses and halt the new naira policy.
“I enjoin you to be peace loving and sustain the path of honour,” the monarch appealed to the youth.