Northern group urges Buhari to ignore calls for Emefiele’s sack
Coalition of Northern Patriots for National Reorientation (CNPNR) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore calls for the sack of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, over his plan to redesign some denominations of the naira bills.
The group also urged the CBN to insert expiry dates on each batch of the redesigned naira notes to discourage the stockpiling of the banknotes by politicians and other persons with questionable sources of income.
Recently, Concerned Northern Forum (CNF) had urged Buhari to sack the CBN governor and his team or risk massive protests across the Northern region and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
But the spokesman of CNPNR, Ali Abacha, said only groups sponsored by corrupt politicians can kick against the naira redesign.
According to the group, since Nigeria is at a crossroads, politically and economically, drastic steps and a lot of sacrifices are needed to return the country to the path of prosperity for all.