THE Niger Delta Youths Coalition (NDYC) has angrily reacted against the recent protest geared towards the removal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, over what the protesters termed ‘forex regime’ and incompetence of the Governor.
National Coordinator of the Coalition, Comrade Odih Rowland, who spoke to ReportersAtLarge Correspondent in Port-Harcourt, furiously demanded that the wishes of the protesters, who demonstrated on Tuesday in Abuja, should not be seen come to pass under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Rowland, “Going by the information we have, those people who gathered to protest are from one region section of the Niger Delta and Northern part of the country want 1$ to be equal to 1 Naira, which we all know, that with the present condition of the country, is not achievable.”
He added that the CBN Governor, who has been there for over three years, is practically doing his best in the interest of Nigerians.
“We from the Niger Delta region are aware of the tremendous things he has been doing. So, some people cannot come from the North, because the President is also from the North, and be requesting that the CBN Governor should vacate his office. It will not work. From our understanding, we know he is competent and capable to hold the position. The Northerners should not politicise this issue,” Rowland pointed out.
Continuing, Rowland explained: “We heard that the protesters were more than 5,000 people and majority were from the North, wearing red shirts. The man does not know anything concerning foreign exchange. They should understand the current recession is also also affecting foreign exchange. That’s why the nation should be addressed on this matter. So, they should stop blaming the governor.”
He however, called on President Buhari to synergise effectively with the duo of Minister of Budget and Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, and Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, so as to put an end to the mess of financial crisis affecting Nigerians and the entire economy at large.