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The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has cried out over the hardship which has emanated from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN monetary policy, saying that he barely feeds these days.
Senator Kalu, who featured in a Channels Television program on Monday which was monitored by The Eastern Updates, said the naira scarcity has brought suffering to him and his family.
The lawmaker, however, said the policy is right but blamed the timing and other shortfalls of the CBN towards the policy.
He said, “You can see the policy is right but I don’t keep money in my house. I am suffering.”
“The other day, my house manager told my wife in Abuja that we have no money to cook food. My wife was virtually roaming around and we feed over 250 people every day.
Also speaking, Kalu revealed that quite a number of aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors that make up the G5 or Integrity Group will support the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Saturday’s election.
Specifically, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his counterpart of Enugu State, Okezie Ikpeazu, will throw their weight behind the former Lagos governor, Kalu said during a live appearance on Channels Television’s The 2023 Verdict on Monday.
The G5, which includes Wike, Ikpeazu, and three other state governors, have taken a stand to abstain from supporting the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
According to him, the general public need not be concerned about the internal wranglings in the APC over the naira swap policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).