The immediate past governor of Bayelsa State, Sen. Henry Seriake Dickson, has urged the Federal Government to leave implementation of the new naira policy for the incoming administration.
Dickson, who is now the Senator, representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, made the suggestion when he spoke with journalists in the Federal capital, Abuja.
The former governor used the occasion of a mentoring fellowship programme organised by the Rotary Club Abuja Maitama, where he shared his grass-to-grace story, to express reservations with the timing of the policy.
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“Before the National Assembly’s resolution, I had made my personal view known. Go to my website or blog, you will see my views on it. I am one of those who feel that the policy, no matter how well intended, the timing gives me a problem,” Dickson said.
“I feel that it is coming at the twilight of an administration that is almost eight years old, and I think a major fundamental policy, such as this, should be left for the next administration to handle and manage the consequences and fine-tune it. That is my personal opinion, which I have publicly expressed on the floor of the Senate, and also on my blog.
“The executive is going ahead and let’s hope it ends well. Let’s hope that the citizens are not confused and get agitated. Let’s hope it doesn’t distract us from focusing on the fair and peaceful conduct of a very national election.”