Mouthpiece of Northern Nigeria, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has described the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s and the CBN to comply with the Supreme Court’s judgment, which declared the old naira notes remain legal tender till December 31 as invitation to crisis in Nigeria.
It said the policy has done serious damage to the credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari as a democrat and stickler for the rule of law.
The Northern socio-cultural group, in a statement on Sunday by its Secretary-General, Murtala Aliyu, said Buhari is under oath to defend the Constitution and the much touted benefits of the policy can never justify the damage to his credentials as a democrat and a stickler for the rule of law.
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ACF said: “Some ten days ago, the Supreme Court of Nigeria held that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, breached the Constitution of Nigeria in the way he issued a directive to the CBN for the redesign of the Naira without consulting with the National Council of States and the Federal Executive Council.
“It went further to rule that the unconstitutional use of powers by the President on the Naira redesign has breached the fundamental rights of Nigerian citizens in various ways.
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