The chairman of Capital Oil and Gas and Publisher of The Authority Newspapers, Ifeanyi Ubah, has said he has the business wherewithal to make the naira exchange for N200 against the dollar in one month – only if appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a consultant.
With the naira currently exchanging with N384 to N390 against the dollar, Ubah, who was speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today, said the fall is not as a result of the activities of the Bureau De Change (BDC) operators.
“Look at the economy, look at the position of the naira today; some of us have ideas on how we can restore this,” he said.
“Do you know how many Bureau De Change people whose food has been taken out of their families because of this? If you say they are the ones causing it, then where are you today?
“It needs strategic management. It won’t take me one month, if you give me part of that consultancy, naira would come back to 200.
“I can bet my life with it, naira would come back to N200. If you call me for that consultancy, I would put naira back to 200.”
When asked how he would achieve the feat, Ubah said: “Don’t worry, that’s my business and business is secret.”
Ubah said he had no hand in the alleged rigging of Ekiti state election. He described Ayo Fayose as a stingy governor, saying he appreciates his non-participation in the state’s election.
“Ayo is a stingy governor, he is not helping people that helped him, But the issue is this, I did not, if I have done, I would say I did it. Even those ruling us today, didn’t people give them money?”
He said that the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), which he owns, can work for Buhari in the future, although “nobody is dictating to TAN”.
Ubah, who is the deputy director of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) mobilisation team, said he never collected any money from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, for electioneering.
“I did not know Dasuki. TAN never received money from Dasuki or the People’s Democratic Party. We did what we did in the interest of the nation and for posterity.
“I’m a politician with a mindset of making life worth living for the people when issues seem to be getting out of hand. So TAN has no hand in whatever that has to do with the arms deal fund.”
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