Smart Adeyemi, Senator for Kogi West, has asked the incoming administration to look into the circumstances around the naira redesign decision.

Adeyemi especially urged President-elect Bola Tinubu to summon CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele for questioning in order to throw light on those implicated.

The senator, who appeared on Channels Television Politics Today on Friday, bemoaned the agony endured by Nigerians during implementing the program.

Asked what he would do if he were to be the president, Adeyemi said, “I will call on Emefiele and others to come and explain what happened and what was the reason behind the redesigning of the naira notes,”

“People died in that period, and people developed strokes because they couldn’t have access to their money. And because you and I survived, we should not care about those who died for what was not their making?”

“Some people die due to the situation at that time, that policy killed some people innocently,” he argued.


Adeyemi recalled that if the judiciary had not intervened quickly, the situation could have devolved into anarchy.

He went on to say that the naira redesign was a planned ploy to derail Tinubu’s presidential ambitions.

He said, “Tinubu should not forget this, because the calculated attempt then was to stop the APC from winning. Now that we have won, in order not to allow a recurrence, we were told that they have redesigned the naira, but where are the new notes that have been redesigned?”

“Gradually they are off circulation. We were told by those who planned the redesigning of the naira notes that in two weeks at that time, there would be enough new naira design notes that would circulate,”

According to him, “months after the judgment of the Supreme Court, up till now, the so-called redesigned notes are disappearing.”

He did, however, say that when Tinubu’s presidency begins on Monday, May 29th, Nigerians should expect a different country.



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