An analyst, Mr. Moses Idika has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Kaduna and Jigawa states.
Mr. Idika made the call on ATN politics while commenting on the call by All Progressives Congress National Working Committee on President Buhari to intervene in the crisis surrounding the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign policy. Mr. Idika frowns at the decision of Kaduna and Jigawa state governments to issue a counter order against Buhari’s directive, which bans the use of the now old N500 and N1,000 notes in the country. He said Buhari “should immediacy swing into action and declare state of immanency in both state.
He said, “When people begin to issue counter orders to that of the government, the president issues an order that the new naira policy will stand and some people are saying that residents of their states should ignore the orders of the president, that is prepping the country for chaos and violence.
“I think, Mr. President as a patriotic Nigerian and the constitution of Nigeria should immediacy swing into action and declare state of immanency in Kaduna and Jigawa states.”
He said, Governor Naris El-Rufai of Kaduna and Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa States are both prepping the country for chaos and violence with their counter order and that must be nipped in the bud by Mr. Buhari
“There was never a time they shouted over this policy but when it became obvious to them that both the CBN and Mr. President are determined to carry through with the policy they started shouting to instigate violence across Nigeria, sponsoring riots and all these things. So, I think that the president should really invoke his powers and call these elements to order because their sole aim is that, if they can have it, then Nigeria should burn,” he said.
Following President Buhari nationwide broadcast which ordered the release of the now old N200 back to circulation and enforcement of the ban on the use of the now old N500 and N1,000 notes, Governor Naris El-Rufai of Kaduna and Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa States both issued a counter order directing residences of their states to continue with the use of the old notes. The tie the counter directives an interim order of the supreme court, which restrain the CBN and the Federal government from enforcing the February 10 deadline of the CNB naira swap policy.
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