Naira Swaps: Atiku stands alone in his call on CBN not to review of deadline — ACYF
By: Our Correspondent
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said the Former Vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar stands alone in his call on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) not to review the deadline.
The National President of the Forum Alhaji Yerima Shettima asserted this during a press conference held on the 4th Of February, 2023.
According to him, the former VP opinion is against prominent Nigerians who made a passionate appeal for deadline review, notably the Sultan of Sokoto, the Senate and House of Representatives leaders.
Alhaji Shettima added that Atiku’s call was out of place because it is coming on the heels of growing complaint about the kind of sabotage that is causing untold hardship to Nigerians over this policy.
AYCF questioned what purpose will the current difficulties people are facing serve Atiku? Why would he rather identify with the need to let the difficulties faced by especially rural folks to continue and for how long?
“The AYCF wishes to state that it will be suicidal for this nation to consider Atiku’s advice against a review of the CBN cash-swap deadline, because for any policy to succeed, it must have a human face and we believe CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele won’t turn against overwhelming public interest, like Atiku has just done.
“The AYCF is therefore warning the ex-VP not to turn this policy into a weapon of political manipulation or political attention-seeking opportunity.
“He should forget about the continuation of a policy in the midst of loud calls for positive reviews for the sake of his selfish political and self-serving interests. We will not stop emphasizing that Nigeria is never a Banana Republic.
“We advice the ex-VP to concentrate on his presidential campaigns by showcasing what he has done to merit the votes of Nigerians and stop playing politics with our economic policies and associated challenges.
“We thought the ex-VP would tell Nigerians what he has to offer in fighting inflation and weak national currency.” Shettima said