President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari said he never informed the Attorney General and the Central Bank of Nigeria to defy the supreme court order on the old Naira notes.
According to a statement by the presidency on Monday, President Buhari did not react to the Supreme Court judgement on the issue of the N500 and N1,000 old currency notes. He in clear terms that, at no time did he direct the Attorney General and the CBN Governor to disobey any court orders involving the Federal government, state government and other parties.
“Since the President was sworn into office in 2015, he has never directed anybody to defy court orders, in the strong belief that we can’t practise democracy without the rule of law, and the commitment of his administration to this principle has not changed.
Following ongoing intense debate about the compliance concerning the legality of the old currency notes, the Presidency therefore wishes to state clearly that President Buhari has not done anything knowingly and deliberately to interfere with or obstruct the administration of justice.
In a statement released by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, “President Buhari has also rejected the impression that he lacks compassion, saying that “no government in our recent history has introduced policies to help economically marginalised and vulnerable groups like the present administration.”
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