The governors said allowing the old and new notes to simultaneously be used as medium of exchange would ease the suffering of Nigerians.
Speaking after the meeting on behalf of the governors, Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor said the governors conveyed their request to the president during the meeting.
Flanked by his counterpart from Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor told State House Reporters that the CBN mopped up over N2 trillion of the old notes from circulation but printed only N300 billion worth of new notes.
According to the governor, the APC governors informed the president of the hardship being faced by Nigerians and the losses by traders across the country.
El-Rufai further revealed that to ensure the president accede to their demand, Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum was detailed to meet with the president privately in order to convince him.