Nigerians on social media have expressed outrage over the Central Bank of Nigeria’s decision to subsidize sale of forex pilgrims traveling for the hajj..
The CBN had in a recent circular instructed commercial banks to help it sell between $750 and $1000 per person at a subsidized exchange rate of N197. The official exchange rate is currently at about N315/$1.
Nigerians took to twitter to express outrage frustrated that the government was losing money just because it wanted to cater to its religious obligations. Subsidy for religious pilgrims, both for Christians and Muslims on travels
Are we for real in this country? Like seriously? Abi is this some sick joke? https://t.co/LWKEcTA2kW
— Sam (@DrFeruke) August 5, 2016
What stupid country do i live in? https://t.co/qm1ZR8OhFy
— Zoey (@msidusogie) August 5, 2016
these bunch of political appointees are the ones spoiling this country not knowing their priorities and onions https://t.co/FmkbaPLBCC
— asomattaz (@asomattaz1) August 5, 2016
— Ugo Obi-Chukwu (@ugodre) August 5, 2016