Naira Scarcity: Bayelsa State Governor Reveals Politicians Under "Holy Ghost Fire" Attack
- The governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri, has posited that the naira redesign policy of the CBN is the handwork of the Holy Ghost fire
- Diri maintained that though he is not in support of the suffering that Nigerians are going through, the Holy Ghost fire has used the policy to attack politicians who have prepared bullion vans to buy votes
- The governor then urged the CBN to make the new currency available to people to relieve many Nigerians from suffering
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Kaduna, Kaduna - Douye Diri, the Bayelsa state governor, has alleged that some politicians who had prepared bullion vans to buy votes in the 2023 elections have been attacked by the Holy Ghost fire through the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The governor made the revelation on Monday, February 6, during the flag-off of Sunday Katung's senatorial campaign for the Kaduna south in Zonkwa, the headquarters of Zangon Kataf local government area, The Cable reported.
Diri posited that he was not in support of the suffering that Nigerians are going through because of the new monetary policy but maintained that he is optimistic that the policy will change the attitude of Nigerians.
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He then urged the apex bank to make the new currency available for the people rather than make the everyday person suffer.
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His statement reads in part:
“We have to reset this country. The way the country is going is not about religion and ethnicity. It is about a few people who have taken the wealth of this country to themselves."
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Diri queried why some politicians were lamenting about the policy when all the CBN was saying was that someone who is not working should not have money in the bullion vans.
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