Take Your Old Naira Notes To CBN If They Are Genuine – Buhari’s Aide Ganduje
Malam Bashir Ahmad, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital Communication, has challenged Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to deliver his old naira notes to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) if they are real.
Ganduje slammed the naira redesign scheme, accusing it of undermining democracy and sabotaging the 2018 general elections. Ganduje was being addressed by Ahmad.
Ganduje further accused Buhari of implementing the program on the eve of elections, claiming that it should have been implemented seven years ago or after the election.
But, in response to Ganduje and others, Ahmad stated that they should stop making noise and focus on their work.
“Many people thought that the people talking about the policy is for the right of the masses, not knowing that they are doing it for themselves. They stocked huge amount of money and they are afraid of taking it to the CBN because EFCC and NFIU (Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit) are watching them.
He, however, replied Ganduje though jokingly, saying:-
“Baba Dan Audu, President Baba Buhari has ordered that you should take your money to CBN. If EFCC and NFIU certified that they are legitimate, you will receive alert.”
On Ganduje’s allegations that Buhari has scuttled the democracy, Bashir Ahmad said, “I didn’t know that the democracy has decayed until when I contested for elections in Kano, and during the primaries, they rigged the election on the ground that I am a politician from Abuja.”