Nollywood actor, Ime Bishop Umoh popularly known as Okon Lagos, has reacted to the Naira redesign policy by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
KanyiDaily recalls that some politicians, especially governors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), are fighting President Buhari over his plans to ban the old naira notes.
Yesterday, President Buhari announced that the old N200 note would be recirculated until April 10, while the old N1,000 and N500 notes have ceased to be legal tender since February 10, 2023.
Reacting to the controversy trailing the old naira notes, Okon Lagos said Buhari should be allowed to fulfill his promise of free and fair elections to Nigerians, stressing that the president fully knows what he is doing with the Naira redesign and enforcement policy.
The actor, who stated this via his Instagram page, opined that the naira redesign policy will make Nigerians call for Buhari to return if the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi doesn’t win the 2023 general election.
Okon Lagos noted that the Naira redesign was made for a good cause, stressing that “no corrupt politician stocks up N200 denominations and less”.
He wrote, “You see this naira redesign and enforcement policy?, something tells me it is one policy that Nigerians will say “Bring Back Our Buhari”, especially if God forbid, OBI doesn’t emerge as President!…
“The real people this policy is aimed at, are already crying. The stockpile of cash for elections and vote-buying are in dollars, 1000 and 500 Naira denominations at least. No corrupt politician stocks up N200 denominations and less.
“Please let’s allow Buhari to fulfill his promise of FREE, FAIR and CREDIBLE ELECTIONS. Let’s stop the violence and follow his lead. Man knows what he’s doing!!!
“No desperate vote-seeking Nigerian politician genuinely cares about you. Their fight to keep all old currency notes as legal tender isn’t for you!
“Let it just be that N200, N100, N50, N20, N10 and N5 are made available. It will be enough to satisfy the cash needs of every common man.
“What these vote buying politicians have are the exact old currency notes that are no longer legal tender (N1000 and N500).
“Guys chill let the elections finish. This fight isn’t aimed at punishing the common man. It’s aimed at delivering a fair elections! Abeg make we not too vex. E go soon finish!”
KanyiDaily recalls that Okon Lagos had also advised Nigerians to hire who they can fire by voting for Peter Obi in the 2023 presidential election.