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Shehu Sani claims CBN knows addresses of ‘corrupt targets’ of Naira redesign policy



Terror groups now competing for space and innocent blood in Nigeria —Shehu Sani

A federal lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Senate, Shehu Sani, has slammed the leadership of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over its insistence on deadline for withdrawal of old Naira notes from circulation.

The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, had insisted on January 31 as the deadline for the withdrawal of old notes, adding that there was no going back.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also in a recent interview said the Nigerian government would not mull extension of deadline for any reason.

However, a lot of Nigerians are currently going through pains trying to swap the old notes with the new ones at banks.

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Concerns have also been raised regarding the scarcity of new notes at various commercial financial institutions in the country, forcing Nigerians to demand extension of deadline.

Sani, who commented on the development via his Twitter handle on Sunday, accused the apex financial institution of using the policy to frustrate innocent Nigerians.

The former lawmaker charged CBN to emulate the electoral commission and extend the deadline, adding it should approach the home addresses of corrupt people at whom the policy was targeted.

He wrote: “INEC extended the PVC collection deadline, the CBN should also do so. Inflicting hardships on the people because you are targeting terrorism financiers or the corrupt whom you know their home address is senseless.”

By Ambali Abdulkabeer

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