Naira Scarcity: Buhari’s Top Minister Reveals How CBN’s Policy Affected Kidnappers, Bandits
- Labour minister Chris Ngige believes the naira redesign policy of the CBN, backed by President Muhammadu Buhari, affected terrorists
- According to Ngige, bandits and kidnappers have gone on holiday due to the naira scarcity occasioned by the CBN policy
- The minister further hinted that the policy curbed vote buying during the 2023 general elections
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Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has revealed the fate that befell the kidnappers and bandits in Nigeria due to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)'s naira redesign policy.
Ngige disclosed that kidnappers and bandits are on “holiday” owing to the scarcity of naira notes in the country, The Cable reported.
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Speaking on Wednesday, March 29, in an interview with Channels Television, Ngige said although the implementation of the naira redesign policy was not “smooth”, there were some benefits.
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The minister noted that vote buying during the 2023 general elections was reduced, however, stated that the implementation of the policy was not smooth, The PUNCH added.
He added that Nigerians no longer have the cash to raise the ransom for kidnappers and bandits.
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Ngige, on Wednesday, March 29, said the incoming administration of Tinubu should start discussions on a review of the minimum wage currently obtainable in Nigeria immediately after its inauguration on Monday, May 29.
The minister said the next government should come up with a new minimum wage higher than the current N30,000.
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