According to a news that was published by The Nation Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that the hardships, caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes are not mere happenstance, as some people have asked Nigerians to bear with the government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), saying that the shortage of the notes is a temporary setback, and that the gains, when they manifest, will reinvigorate the economy.
A source, who spoke to The Nation correspondent, under the condition of anonymity said that, a retired military general, is behind the Naira swap policy, in order to pave a smooth way for Atiku’s emergence.
While the source was talking, he made it known that for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to emerge as the PDP’s presidential candidate, the General played a behind the scene role, as he mobilised delegates and mounted pressure on other Northern aspirants to withdraw from the race and that the withdrawal of Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal from the primary election, after it kicked off was due to the pressure from the General, and not a deliberate decision.
The source said, “A retired general behind CBN Naira swap, was the one who forced Tambuwal to step down for Atiku. He is closer to Buhari but, since Tinubu won the APC primary election, he wants power to remain in the North.”
He source further said that Atiku and some other PDP bigwigs, have not been criticizing the Naira scarcity because, they are the ones behind it.