New naira: Misguided elements against court judgement, says Matawalle

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mattawalle, has described the comments trailing the decision of the Supreme Court to listen to and act on the demand of the governors on the Naira swap as mere political vendetta.

Matawalle, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media, Zailani Bappa, said he was fully convinced that those against the gov’s action and subsequent triumph at the court were either misguided or blinded by political chauvinism.

Matawalle said, “I and my Kaduna and Kogi states counterparts found it necessary to approach the Supreme Court to save Nigeria’s economy from being plunged into more crisis”.

“Our action will also relieve the excruciating pain the ordinary Nigerian is experiencing in the face of scarcity of both the old and new naira notes”.

“It is common sense to say that the CBN and Commercial banks must make the new Naira notes available for day-to-day business transactions before the old naira notes are declared illegal.”

However, the governor expressed his dismay that due to myopic political rivalry, some political parties and disgruntled politicians were challenging the decision of the apex court which was rightfully taken in the interest of the ordinary Nigerian and the survival of Nigeria’s micro-economy.

“Matawalle believed that the decision of the Supreme Court Judges on this matter was the best way to address the current problem and its impending consequences at the moment.

“At this critical time of our transition, it is only patriotic for all of us to put political considerations aside and address the challenges at hand so that together, we can cross the bridge ahead of us,” he added.

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