Deputy Head of Communications for The African Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR), Lady Jasmine Akpeh, has expressed surprise at the statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
This statement was credited to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, calling on the Central Bank of Nigeria to devalue the naira to reflect what he called “the reality of the market”.
The statement is titled, “Devaluation of Naira: Osinbajo’s attack on exchange rate, a ploy to undermine Buhari’s efforts – ACJHR”
The ACJHR said it viewed Osinbajo’s alleged call and attack on the nation’s exchange rate as a ploy to undermine the efforts of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
Part of the statement read, “That Vice President Osinbajo chose the ministerial retreat being attended by President Buhari and his cabinet members to launch this attack speaks volume of what he planned to achieve with it.
“We, therefore, urge Osinbajo and his ilks who are still in the system to learn to separate politics from service. We also urge well-meaning Nigerians to be mindful of mere political statements as the nation moves towards general elections because many will come up with self-seeking advice just to lure unsuspecting electorate to their side.
“All hands must be on the deck to ensure that the nation’s economy continues to be reinvigorated through laudable policies which the CBN has started. We say no to any ill-conceived advice that is capable of drawing the hand of the clock back.”