New Naira Notes: Emefiele pushing for Interim Govt; must be stopped, caged– Fani-Kayode

Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC), Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode has made some alleged that Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, is weaponising the apex bank and that he wanted to derail the country’s Democracy by provoking an uprising.

Mr. Fani-Kayode made the statement, on Tuesday, in a post via his verified Twitter handle.

Recall that the apex bank had announced January 31, 2023, as the deadline for swapping old Naira notes with new ones.


With a few days to the deadline, Nigerians had lamented their inability to exchange their old notes with the redesigned ones. However, the CBN extended the deadline to February 10.

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Mr. Fani-Kayode claimed that Mr. Emefiele wanted to cause a crisis and provoke an uprising against the government, which would pave the way for an Interim National Government (ING).

He also said the CBN governor was yet to make a plan to release enough new naira notes and intends to starve the people of cash and drive them to rage out of frustration.


He wrote, ”Emefiele has weaponised the CBN and is an enemy of democracy. The policy of cancelling old notes must be totally cancelled until AFTER the election and then done lawfully.

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“He wants to cause a crisis, provoke a people’s uprising, derail our democracy and pave the way for an ING.

“He has NO plans to release enough new naira notes any time soon. He wants to STARVE the people of cash & drive them to rage out of frustration.

“This is not about politics but about stoking up protest & revolution. This is subversion & destabilisation. He must be stopped & caged!”

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