“7 Days Too Long”: APC Senator Addresses Naira Scarcity, Sends Tough Message to Buhari
- Smart Adeyemi has shared his take on the current naira crisis that has plunged Nigerians into untold hardship
- The APC lawmaker frowned at the seven days request of President Buhari to address the issue, saying not many could wait for that long
- Adeyemi described the CBN's implementation of the naira redesign as the worst policy anyone can think of
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FCT, Abuja - Senator Smart Adeyemi, the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said seven days is too long for President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with the current naira scarcity.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker from Kogi state, said the currency crisis requires an immediate solution as Nigerians are going through so much hardship, Daily Trust reported.
Adeyemi was reacting to the Nigerian leader’s comment on Friday, February 3, where he asked for seven days to address the challenges caused by the scarcity of new naira notes.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the APC chieftain stated:
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“As good as this policy is, we should not allow the poor masses to carry the pains for the atrocity committed by the elite.
“I want to tell the President that seven days is too long a time before the change. I am taking a look at happening across the country and already there are demonstrations, violent reactions.”
Naira scarcity, Adeyemi says people are dying
The lawmaker said a number of people have lost their lives because they had no money to buy medications in the last few days, The Nation added.
He claimed the naira scarcity was the handiwork of those he described, as “hypocrites in the corridor of power.” According to him, Buhari has no hands in the crisis.
Adeyemi noted that the pains Nigerians are experiencing are too much, and appealed to the president to act quickly to prevent further deaths among the people.
“The poor are shouting. This is the worst policy anyone can think of.”
Wike condemns naira scarcity
Legit.ng had reported earlier that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state spoke against the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), saying those in support of it are enemies of the nation.
He said the naira redesign was aimed at causing crises which would lead to the postponement of the general elections scheduled for February and March.
The Rivers governor is of the belief that President Muhammadu Buhari was misled into approving the naira redesign policy.