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Cybersecurity Levy: Endure This Period – Bwala Tells Nigerians



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A lawyer and former spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation, Daniel Bwala, has urged Nigerians to endure this period of hardship and the policies of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, News About Nigeria reports.

He made this call while speaking in an interview on Channels TV on Wednesday, concerning the implementation of the cyber security levy on electronic transfers.

He noted that this period of hardship is temporary and necessary if a better Nigeria will be born, maintaining that it is for a while.

Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday, directed all banks to charge a 0.5 percent cybersecurity levy on all electronic transactions within the country starting two weeks from May 6.

Reacting to this, Bwala stated that Nigerians have no option but to adjust to the policy, maintaining that it is the basis of life.

“It depends on who is assessing; what is the motive behind the assessment. Just like we would have water in the bottle, someone says it is half full another says it half empty. But what we should be generally looking at are the numbers. Also looking at the context and perspective from which we look at things.

“Nobody, I think, is in doubt about the fact that when the President took that hard decision, which is a necessary decision, it is not a convenient decision, that there must be a temporary hardship; there must be a period like period of childbirth; there must be a period of inconveniences; there must be a period of personal sacrifices.

“When you are confronted with a period like that, what is required of you is adjustment, because they say trouble doesn’t always last. You will not be in that situation forever. But you will need to adjust. This is the basis of life,” he stated.

He further noted that President Bola Tinubu is not ignorant of the situation in the country, adding that the President knows that Nigerians are going through hard times but has to take this necessary step.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to bear with this administration and adjust to the policies meted out.