Founder of Mount Zion Ministries Mike Bamiloye has declared that Nigerians shall survive the current cash crisis just as they survived the coronavirus.
The 62-year-old evangelist and filmmaker made the declaration in an Instagram post on Saturday.
He termed the hardship caused by the redesign of the N200, N500 and N1000 notes as koworona (money scarcity) virus.
“Once upon a time! Coronavirus came upon us and it came to pass!
“This one too koworona virus has come upon us, and it shall pass away!
“We shall survive this virus too! We shall not be consumed in this! It shall come to pass!” Mike Bamiloye wrote.
There have been violent protests in different parts of the country over the withdrawal of old naira notes and non-availability of the new ones.
Banks and ATMs have been attacked in states like Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Delta and Edo.
Faced with growing public unrest, President Muhammadu Buhari announced on Thursday that the old N200 notes should remain legal tender until April 10.
The old N200 notes will coexist with the new N200 notes, the president said.
He, however, did not allow the continued use of the old N500 and N1,000 notes.