In the meantime, the old naira notes will continue to be accepted as currency in Jigawa State, according to the government.
This was stated in a statement released late on Thursday by Ibrahim Mamsa, the state Commissioner for Information, Youth Sports, and Culture.
Despite the President’s position, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), this is coming. that, while the N500 and N1000 notes cease to be legal tender on April 10, only the N200 old note remains legal tender.
“The Jigawa State Government wishes to inform the general public that it has learned that some individuals and organizations are rejecting the previously issued N200, N500, and N1000 notes,” the Jigawa State Government states. The individuals’ and corporations’ actions raise concerns for the Jigawa State Government.
“As a law-abiding government, Jigawa State is one of several state governments that have filed lawsuits with the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The court has issued an order prohibiting the Federal Government of Nigeria, either directly or through the Central Bank of Nigeria and/or commercial banks, ministries, parastatals, organizations, or any other natural or artificial person or persons, from suspending or determining or ending on February 10, 2023, the period of time within which the currently obsolete versions of the 200, 500, and 1000 naira may no longer be legal tender pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
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Residents were urged by the state government to notify the closest appropriate authorities in the state of any merchant or business organization that refuses to accept the old N200, N500, and N1000 notes as legal tender.
According to the PUNCH, the governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, also opposed Buhari’s order in a statewide broadcast late Thursday, claiming that the naira redesign was part of plans to establish an interim government in Nigeria.
El-Rufai urged residents to continue transacting with the old notes, stating that they are still legal tender in the state.