On Thursday, he presented the statement in support of his administration’s policy of redesigning the naira.
The President also gave the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) the go-ahead to release old N200 notes into circulation to coexist with the new N200, N500, and N1,000 banknotes for 60 days in a countrywide broadcast.
He urged Nigerians to cast their vote for anyone they desired without hesitation, stating that security would be given and that their votes would be counted, while also assuring them that the polls would go place as planned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said “Fellow citizens, on the 25th of February, 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”.