Tinubu is fighting for Nigerians over scarcity of new notes – Fashola
The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari is strongly behind All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He noted that the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) “is hurting Nigerians” and needs to be reviewed.
He said: “I saw the President, and I’m not one to tell you what I discussed with the President in private. I saw him and what he told me dispelled all rumors and I didn’t ask him.
“We were just having a conversation, and he (Buhari) just said “I’ve to do this… This is very important for our campaign”…that’s much I’m going to say. That dispels all of these hearsays.”
Fashola further stated that Tinubu was fighting for Nigerians when he expressed concerns about the scarcity of the new notes.
“It is in the interest of the opposition to create or spin a criticism of a impact of a policy, and that’s the impact of policy.
“Our candidate has not said don’t change the naira, but it is hurting people. So let’s be frank. The implementation needs a relook, and this is what Asiwaju has been famous for.”
On why he has not been on various campaign grounds, Fashola said: “I was in Lagos at the Lagos rally, and that was the only rally I also attend in 2019, but I was doing a lot of work for our party backroom. I’ve had all manner of meetings today with different directorates of our party.
“We are working, and we are not going to show the opposition what we are doing. Everybody can’t be on the rally stage. We are working round the clock.”