We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience our earlier publication must have caused the public as we verified the earlier news from the CBN social media verified page.
We urge our readers to dislodge our previous publication as we ensure to disseminate appropriate information to the public.
Read statement below;
“The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been drawn to some fake and unauthorized messages quoting the CBN as having authorized the Deposit Money Banks to collect the old N500 and N1,000 Banknotes.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, and in line with Mr. President’s broadcast of February 16, 2023, the CBN has been directed to ONLY reissue and recirculate the old N200 banknotes and this is expected to circulate as legal tender for 60 days up to April 10, 2023. Members of the public should therefore disregard any message and/or information not formally released by the Central Bank of Nigeria on this subject.”
“Media practitioners are advised to PLEASE verify any information from the correct sources before publication.”
… NIGERIAN ARTISANS AND TECHNICIANS BERATES BUHARI OVER SCARCITY OF MONEY AND PETROL
Want Emefiele sacked immediately, and charge for treason and felony. Condemned politicians who refused to speak against the policy.
The Association of Nigerian Artisans and Technicians (ASNAT) vehemently condemned the persistent refusal and unwillingness of Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to the untold hardship his government’s unpopular naira redesign /swap policy has brought upon Nigerians, particularly Nigerian Artisans and Technicians who relied solely on daily cash earnings to survive.
In a statement personally signed and released to newsmen, the National Coordinator of the Association, Comrade Adeshina Akinyemi said, ‘across the world, currencies are made and changed intermittently without any problems or troubles, sometimes, you don’t even hear of it outside the country except you are living within the affected country; so why is our own very different? Why has our own currency redesign brought so much pangs, anguish and agonies on all Nigerians? Without mincing words, all evidences have showed and proved that the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele in connivance with some ‘very’ powerful Aso-rock residents are in wars with Nigeria and Nigerians.
Emefiele has not forgotten his loss of the APC Presidential candidate slot and the people who made him loose. So, he and those who sold that dummy idea to him and lost in that political schemes are now fighting the winner of that contest using the conspiracy theory method. This is a ‘Rebounced back anger!’ In their bid to weaken the financial prowess and muscle of a Presidential candidate they lost the Presidential primary to, Emefiele and his looser friends brought out this satanic policy. Or how else can one describe the mopping up of N1.9 trillion old notes from the public and the releasing of a meagre N300 million new notes back? What is he looking for, if not chaos, unrest and protests? Emefiele had envisaged what is happening in the country now, its part of his plans, but, one part of his plans that has failed is the commitment of INEC not to shift or postpone the elections, because that was Emefiele’s real plan.
If it were to be a country where law and order works and are respected, the CBN Governor ought to have resigned voluntarily by now or being sacked by the President for all his atrocities and attempts to bring the country down and make it ungovernable.
As concerned Nigerians who are most hit by Mr Emefiele’s anti Nigerians policy and his ‘I don’t care’ attitude towards the present chaotic situation in the country, we call on the DSS, the Inspector General of Police, The EFCC and other security agencies to as a matter of urgent urgency arrest the CBN Governor and charge him to court for treason and felony.
Our Association also want to register our displeasure and disappointment in the President, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari who significantly refused to bring this matter under control in time and allowed it to degenerate to this point. The President who is the Commander in – Chief of the Armed forces and the Chief Protector of Nigeria and her constitution should have disengaged the CBN governor from his post a long time ago when the CBN governor who suppose to be politically neutral started getting himself enmeshed in murky political tussle.
We called on the President to act as a President of the whole county, to be just, fair and upright in discharging his responsibilities and not to use his remaining ‘few’ days in office to upload a rotten parting memories in the minds of Nigerian Artisans.
The Association of Nigerian Artisans and Technicians also frowned at and condemned those Politicians who have refused to publicly condemned and rebuke this barbaric policy, they are selfish, unprincipled, anti Artisans and anti Nigerians . We therefore commend and appreciates those who have condemned and scolded this mischievous and hyenaic policy. We now know our friends and those we can trust to vouch and speak for us in the face of injustice and oppression.
We also want to use this opportunity to call on Mr Presiden, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari who is the substantial Petroleum Minister to please, make petrol available for Nigerian use. As Artisans and Technicians, in the absence of Electricity which the President has been unable to provide for Nigerians in his eight years of governance, petrol remains our source of power to operate our machineries and tools, but now that petrol is scarcely available, its becoming extremely unbearable for millions of Nigerian Artisans and Technicians to survive and to feed their families
In conclusion, we appeal to the President to tow the part of wisdom and honour and adhere strictly to the advice of the Council of state and all Nigerians to allow the old and new naira notes to continue co existing for the next six months to one year to ease Nigerians pains and sufferings.
Adeshina Akinyemi National Coordinator Association Of Nigerian Artisans and Technicians (ASNAT) – 08023611614
Former Emir of Kano,Mallam Muhammed Sanusi, yesterday ruled himself out of involvement in politics, including running for political office in 2023.
Instead,the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor will be heading for the Oxford University in the United Kingdom next month as a visiting fellow at the institution’s African Studies Department.
“People have been talking to me about politics when I was in the CBN. I have never had an interest in partisan politics,” he said in an Arise TV interview”.
He added: “The nature of my family is that we consider ourselves the leaders of the poorer people and you know politics can be very divisive.
“All I can say is that this not an objective for me.”
For him,service to the nation does not have to be through only politics and recalled how he “started off as an academic and after just two years, I completed my masters and went into banking for some reasons. I have been a banker, a regulator, an emir.
“I can’t see the future, so I will take life as it goes.
“I am in no hurry. I see my life as a life of service but I just don’t think that public service is limited to elected office, and any opportunity I have to serve, I will take as long as it is a role I think I am capable of delivering. But I have no immediate plans to go into politics.”
While at Oxford, Sanusi plans to write three books, one of which will be ‘Sharia Society and Identity’.
The second of the planned series will focus on the Central Bank’s response to global financial crisis and the third on the impact of certain interpretations of Muslim family law and cultural practices on the underdevelopment of Northern Nigeria.