Nigerians shun Supreme Court order, reject old Naira notes
A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said with the redesigning of N200, N500 and N1000 notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and the Jan. 31 as deadline for use of the old notes. and subsequent to February 10 after which the notes would seize to be legal tender, there have been issues among Nigerians as to what the real status of the naira is. The confusion was further heightened by the legal suit instituted by governors of Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara at the Supreme Court on Feb. 3, requesting that the extention be extended February. 10 as announced by the CBN. Following the suit, a seven-member panel of the apex court, led by John Okoro gave an order suspending the February. 10 deadlines till Feb. 15, when the suit would be determined. But investigation round parts of the FCT on Sunday to monitor use of the old notes, revealed they were being rejected in public places like fuel stations, market places and parks. Mr Ndubuisi Ugwu, a commercial driver, was heard calling to passengers to board with new Naira notes, saying he started rejecting the old notes because fuel stations could not accept the old notes when he went to refill his cab.
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