Nigerian businessman, politician and founder of Silverbird group, Ben Murray-Bruce has waded into the issues surrounding the controversial visit of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors to President Buhari over the newly redesigned Naira notes. The common sense advocate has openly expressed displeasure with the desperation sensed among the APC Governors in a bid to scuttle the Monetary policy initiated by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
Recall that the APC Governors had few days ago stormed the Presidential Villa, to talk to the President about issues surrounding the lingering hardship and tension across the country, occasioned by the scarcity of Naira notes, both the new and old Naira notes. During the visit, the APC Governors reportedly appealed to President Buhari to allow both the new and old Naira notes to be in use together, pending when the exercise of the circulation of the new Naira notes would have been carried out efficiently.
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According to Ben Murray-Bruce, he wondered why the APC Governors have become so concerned about the plights of the Nigerian people, as to warrant such a hasty visit to President Buhari. Meanwhile, they didn’t deem it fit to visit the President when they (Governors) cannot pay workers salaries for months nor when Nigerian students were at home for many months due to the ASUU strike.
“How many times did they visit Buhari when they refused to pay salaries of civil servants? When 3 million students were at home over ASUU strike, they did not visit,” part of his post reads.
“Emefiele is on track, I support him,” he added.
On the other hand, there are rumours that the essence of the new monetary policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria is to checkmate vote buying in the upcoming general elections in the country. Unfortunately, the CBN Governor has come under severe criticism and attacks from different quarters of the country, and the new Naira policy has equally triggered mixed reactions across the country. Yes, while some are in support of the policy, some others have strongly criticized it.
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