The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said dollar might crash to N200 after the redesigning of naira notes.
Bawa stated this in an interview with the Hausa service of German-owned international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW), adding that President Muhammadu Buhari did well to approve the redesigning.
He said: “The law says the redesigning of naira notes should be done every eight years but we spent 20 years without any changes on them. And that resulted in 85 per cent of money being in circulation and not in banks. When CBN came up with this redesigning, dollar moved to 880 and later dropped to 680 or thereabout.
“So you see with this redesigning dollar may massively fall, who knows probably to N200.”
The EFCC chairman also said there is no any political motive behind the idea and called on Nigerians to report any person with siphoned monies.
“There is no political motive in this; some people siphoned and hid public funds. That is why we want them to bring them out and nobody says they should not bring them, what government says is let them deposit such money in banks.
“We assure Nigerians that we are always ready to receive reports of any person with suspicious hidden money and if investigated to be true, we will give five per cent of the money to them,” he added.