2023: Analyst Downplays Impact of Insecurity in Southeast

Paschal Emeka, Abuja | February 4, 2023

An Abuja-based legal practitioner and political analyst, Prince Orji Nwafor-Orizu has downplayed the spate of Insecurity ravaging some parts of the Southeast.

The elder statesman who stated this in an interview with our Correspondent in Abuja, while reacting to the fear being expressed in some quarters that elections may not hold in the Southeast as a result of insecurity.

He added that insecurity will not stop the elections in the Southeast.

“Insecurity is being talked as if it is not there before. Boko Haram and other forms of insecurity havevbeen there, but they have not stopped elections.

“I travelled to my town, Nnewi, for the last Christmas and New year holidays. I did not see kidnappers going to people’s houses to kidnap them.

“Yes, there was a time insecurity was an issue in the Southeast. But not now. I don’t think I
Insecurity has anything to do with the elections. People are eager to vote in the coming elections.”

Reacting to the Central Bank of Nigeria Naira note redesign and cash swap policy, the legal luminary observed that Nigerians are not always quick to catch up with time as much more time was given by the apex bank for people to swap their old notes.

He appealed to the leadership of CBN to do more in terms of sensitization and education as most civilized countries of the world become what they are today because of high monetary standards.

He further advised CBN to carry out more sensitization in order to educate Nigerians about reasons for the new Naira notes, stressing that the policy when properly implemented could strengthen Nigeria’s economy for good.

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