Federal Government Accuses Opposing Political Parties, Says Opposing Parties Against New Naira Deadline Extension
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on February 7, 2023
The Federal Government, on Tuesday, slammed opposition political parties that went to court to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari, from stopping, extending or interfering with the naira swap deadline date.
It also accused the parties of politicising the situation, stressing that they were not mindful of the plight of Nigerians due to the cash crunch.
It could be recalled that On Monday, 13 political parties threatened to boycott the February 25 election should the Central Bank of Nigeria extend the February 10 deadline for the currency swap which it had earlier announced.
Reacting to this, while speaking at the 23rd edition of the PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023), which featured the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the action by the political parties was unscrupulous.
He, however, stated that despite the antics of the opposition, the government was willing and able to take decisive steps to bring succour to Nigerians in the shortest possible time.