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Drama as beggars reject old N1,000 note in Kaduna



The newly introduced currency has stirred drama and confusion in Kaduna state following the request made by beggars.

A group of roadside beggars reportedly rejected the old naira notes on Wednesday when a Good Samaritan handed them some cash.

The man is said to have given out N1,000 to the beggars at the popular Kano-road, but they refused to accept the money.

An eyewitness narrated how a young man identified as Caleb was accosted by three beggars on wheelchairs as he alighted from a bus.

They surrounded him and were begging for money when he brought a N1000 note from his wallet and stretched it towards the eldest amongst the trio.

To his utmost shock and amusement, the beggars looked at themselves, swiveled their wheelchairs around and moved away from the young man, rejecting his offer.

The Good Samaritan who was confused, told onlookers; “they (beggars), came to me, asking for alms. I gave them what I had on me but they rejected it.”

Caleb further explained that he only had the old currency notes and despite his efforts to get the new naira notes, he has had little luck.

Meanwhile, CorrectNG reported days ago that singer, Habeeb Okikiola, known professionally as Portable blessed an elderly street beggar with money.

The Zazuu star touched down Benin City, Edo State, on Monday and decided to give alms to a homeless woman and her child.

Before handing the cash to her, Portable shared advice with the public on the importance of helping the needy.

He approached them when they were lying by the side of the road and gave both mother and child a dollar bill each.

Portable asked her to stop lying on the street with her son because she received dollars and her status has been elevated.

Sharing the video on his page, the father of three wrote: “ZAzuu God sent Live in Benin City Edo State Emirate Grand Hotel.. Come out let’s party tonight IKA Of AFRICA ? Who Go Help You No Go Stress You Aza Man.”


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