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Naira swap deadline: Matawalle slams critics of Supreme Court ruling 

Governor Bello Matawalle has brushed off criticisms trailing the Supreme Court’s decision to hear and act upon the three governors’ application for a suspension of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Naira swap policy.

The governor  said he is sure that those who oppose the action and eventual victory before the Supreme Court are either misinformed or blinded by political chauvinism.

In a statement on Thursday, he stated that : “I and my Kaduna and Kogi states counterparts found it necessary to approach the Supreme Court in order to save the economy of Nigeria from being plunged into more crisis as well as relieve the excruciating pain ordinary Nigerians are 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.”

The governor expressed his disappointment that some political parties and disgruntled politicians were contesting the apex court’s decision, which he said, was legitimately made in the interest of the average Nigerian and the survival of the nation’s micro economy.

Governor Matawalle added that, “the decision of our wise and revered Supreme Court judges on this matter is 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.”

(Naijaonpoint Media)

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