President Buhari says he approved the new monetary policy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria and that he is aware that the policy which includes the redesigning of the N200, N500 and N1000 notes, has contributed immensely to the minimization of the influence of money in politics.
Speaking during the Nationwide broadcast he had this morning, the President stated that as the 2023 general elections draw nearer, he said this is a bold legacy by his administration and that Nigerians should ensure they come out to vote as security will be provided and that their votes will count.
In his words;
??2023 the nation would be electing a new President and National Assembly members. I am aware that this new monetary policy has also contributed immensely to the minimization of the influence of money in politics.
This is a positive departure from the past and represents a bold legacy step by this administration, towards laying a strong foundation for free and fair elections.
I urge every citizen therefore, to go out to vote for their candidates of choice without fear, because security shall be provided and your vote shall count.
I however admonish you to eschew violence and avoid actions capable of disrupting the electoral processes. I wish us all a successful General Elections.”
Going by the President’s speech, the old N500 and N1000 notes cease to be legal tenders.