President of Association of Bureau De Change, Aminu Gwadabe, said money found in Ikoyi apartment is God’s way of exposing those who caused Naira’s fall
Gwadabe said people accusing Bureau De Change operators of hiding dollars have now seen the real enemies of Nigeria
The president of the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, has said God has vindicated him and members of his association by exposing people hiding dollars in their homes.
We gathered that Gwadabe made this statement while speaking with newsmen of Friday, April 14.
Gwadabe said that ABCON was shocked by the development, saying that the real enemies of Nigeria and the Naira were gradually being exposed, Daily Post reports.
He said the discovery of the hidden foreign currencies has shown Nigerians that the issue of depreciation of the Naira was beyond the BDCs.
He said: “Only God knows the quantum of money that is outside the banking sector.”
Gwadabe said hoarding and currency speculation was no longer profitable, urging members of the public to desist from such acts in the overall interest of the economy.
He further called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to critically look into developments in banks, where unutilised foreign exchange were returned to it in spite of long queues of persons waiting to buy them.
He said: “I hear that 100 million dollars was given to the banks recently and only 45 million was used.
“The CBN should look into the position of the banks and see how the unused foreign exchange can be earmarked for the BDCs.”
Meanwhile, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has said attempt by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to claim ownership of money found in an apartment in Ikoyi is a lie and cover-up for corruption in Buhari’s administration.
Ozekhome made the statement on Friday, April 14, said: “The emergent facts do not show NIA’s ownership of the money, but grand cover-up of a serving minister’s ownership of the money.”