Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, or HURIWA, has called the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to leave those accused of misusing the Naira at the funeral of socialite Obi Cubana’s mother alone and expose those funding terrorism across the country.
HURIWA said in a statement issued by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, that the spraying of naira during Obi Cubana’s event should not be a huge talking point, adding that the naira has been abused at several high societal gatherings.
The statement reads;
“The fact that friends and well-wishers who attended the event decided to show appreciation to Mr Obi Cubana, we in the Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria, think it should not become the talking point.
The Central Bank of Nigeria under the current dispensation should rather be tasked by the media to confront the much more disturbing issue of how terrorism is funded and how armed kidnappers made up of Fulani militia in the North carry out their terrorism-related activities.” the statement in part reads
This comes after Oba became the talk of the town when famous celebrities, rich friends and admirers of Chairman of Cubana Group, Obi Cubana gathered in support of the burial of his mother.
The display of affluence was the major talking point as naira and other currency were highly abused from the footage which surfaced online.