Buhari Meets Governors, Emefiele, EFCC And Irabor Over Naira Note Crisis
President Buhari has met with the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, ahead of the February 10 deadline for the stoppage of the naira swap.
Others at the meeting held at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday were the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal.
Also at the meeting were the chairman of the APC governors forum, Atiku Bagudu, as well as the chief of defense corps, General Lucky Irabor and the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Abdurasheed Bawa.
The earlier meeting between Buhari at the APC governors over the petrol and naira crisis was cancelled.
The Tuesday meeting was coming, ahead of seven days that Buhari promised to resolve the naira crisis.
RockCity learned that the meeting is a response to the recent Federal High Court order preventing the Federal Government and the CBN from extending the February 10 deadline for swapping and discontinuing the usage of the old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes.
Before the Monday court order, members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum had planned to have a meeting with the president so that he could prevail on the CBN to either abandon the naira swap policy or at least shift the deadline by at least six months.
Prior to the February 10 extension, there had been so much pressure from the political class and the general public on the President and the CBN to extend the deadline for swapping the old notes due to the challenges confronted on a daily basis.
However, this latest meeting may be connected to see how the president may respond to this latest court order, especially as Nigerians continue to groan under the pain of this policy.