By G9ija

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has dismissed the criticism surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the demands of the governors regarding the Naira swap.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media, Zailani Bappa, the governor stated that he believes the opposition is either misinformed or driven by political biases. Matawalle is confident in the validity of the governors’ actions and their ultimate victory in court.

Matawalle said, “I and my Kaduna and Kogi states counterparts found it necessary to approach the Supreme Court to save Nigeria’s economy from being plunged into more crisis”.

“Our action will also relieve the excruciating pain the ordinary Nigerian is experiencing in the face of scarcity of both the old and new naira notes”.

“It is common sense to say that the CBN and Commercial banks must make the new Naira notes available for day-to-day business transactions before the old naira notes are declared illegal.”

The governor expressed his disappointment with the fact that certain political parties and disgruntled politicians, driven by short-sighted political rivalry, are contesting the Supreme Court’s decision. This decision was made in the best interest of the common Nigerian and for the preservation of Nigeria’s micro-economy.

“Matawalle believed that the decision of the Supreme Court Judges on this matter was the best way to address the current problem and its impending consequences at the moment.

“At this critical time of our transition, it is only patriotic for all of us to put political considerations aside and address the challenges at hand so that together, we can cross the bridge ahead of us,” he added.