Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has condemned the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), saying it has caused pain, suffering and anger in the country.
The Sultan stated this on Monday in Abuja during two-day conference organised by the Kano State government on livestock reforms and mitigation of associated conflicts.
Abubakar who stated further that the naira redesign has made life unbearable for Nigerians and caused chaos in some parts of the country, said urgent steps should be taken to address the naira crisis.
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“Let’s keep politics aside. The issues of development, especially for the common man should be prioritised.
“These people that God Almighty gave leadership over, one day, God forbid, will rise (against us).
“After all the English by professors (at the conference), how do we get these developments down to the common man who is a farmer, the common Fulani man who doesn’t know anything about development? He only cares about cattle.
“The people are hungry – is there money? People are angry and hungry. Let’s see how we can douse the tension.” He said.