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The Vice Chancellor Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu has applauded the Department of History and International studies for reawakening the moral of the university researchers by organizing a one day symposium on a trending topic , “Naira Redesign Policy and Implications on the 2023 general elections in Nigeria: A History Analysis.”

Professor Adamu who was represented by the Director Academic Planning, Associate Professor Muhammad Aliyu Bello, stressed the need for researchers not to pay too much attention on seminars, conferences and workshops, but also symposiums too.

He noted that equal priorities should be given to all the programs that will add value to university and university community.

The Vice Chancellor maintained that the topic was apt and timely looking at how the new naira note redesign has affected all spears of lives, most especially the rural dwellers who have deposited all their life savings without getting the new notes.

In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, Dr Muhammad Ndarani, a senior Advocate of Nigeria who was represented by Alhaji Dakaci Muhammad appreciated the Management of the University for giving the the Faculty and the Department needed support to carry out the symposium,

He applauded the Faculty for carefully selecting professor Salihu Muhammad Lawal and the topic of discussion at the right time.

The lead paper Presenter, Professor Salahudeen xrayed the importance of new naira note redesign as it was a policy that is meant to combat corruption, counterfeit, ransom payment , check hoarding of naira note, and also ensure circulation of the naira.

Professor Salahudeen explains the essence of the redesign as to strengthen the value of naira and the economy, stressing that the redesign has some latent intent was to move Nigeria to a situation where people carry large amount of money with them to a cashless society where people carry with them only ATM cards and mobile phones to do online business transactions.

He however explained the implementation of the program in terms of moping and swapping ran into hitch which made Nigerians to face untold hardship, as there was no money in circulation to the extend that whatsoever people wants to buy they most first and foremost buy naira, although in other ways it was also meant to checkmate vote buying and vote saling in the 2023 general elections, even though it was successful.

Highlight of the event was question and answers sessions and presentation of gifts