President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to intensify collaboration with anti-corruption agencies to check the activities of those frustrating the implementation of the currency re-design policy.
The President gave the directive while addressing Nigerians on the CBN currency swap policy and State of the Nation today in Abuja.
He called on the apex bank to ensure that any institution or person(s) found impeding or sabotaging the implementation should be made to face the law.
The Nigerian leader maintained that during the extended phase of the deadline for currency swap, he listened to advice from well-meaning citizens and institutions across the nation.
On the forthcoming election, the President said the new monetary policy has also contributed to the minimization of the influence of money in politics.
According to him, this is a positive departure from the past and represents a bold legacy step by this administration to lay foundation for free and fair elections.