The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has cautioned groups and individuals against divisive comments and utterances capable of heating up the polity and triggering crisis in the nation as a result of the naira redesign policy.
The Force, in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Saturday, said that the awareness became necessary amidst the prevailing outcries and reactions about the policy in the country.
According to Adejobi, the call is highly imperative as the Police perceive the reactions and utterances of certain groups and individuals as an attempt to heat up the polity and spontaneously instigate the populace against the government and its policies for their peculiar interests and gains.
“The NPF, therefore, charges the citizenry of Nigeria to remain calm and embrace peace as the Federal Government has assured that it is taking the bull by the horn, assiduously to address the scarcity of naira and fuel and restore normalcy in all sectors.
“Similarly, the Nigerian populace is hereby urged to desist from any act of violence, hooliganism, and vandalism that may jeopardize the ongoing electoral process, which is significant and critical in the transitional advancement of democracy in Nigeria”, the statement read in part.
The NPF assured the public that it is working in concert with Defence, security, and intelligence agencies to provide a peaceful environment for all citizens to conduct their socio-economic activities.