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CBN appoints new spokesperson, Isa Abdulmumin

Mr Isa Abdulmumin has been appointed as the acting Director of Corporate Communications Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The new spokesperson took over the responsibility of communication of the apex bank from Osita Nwanisobi following his retirement from service on Friday, February 24, 2023.

The new acting spokesperson of the bank has been operating in the department since he joined the apex financial organization and has been considered worthy of the appointment.

He solicited for the cooperation of his fellow staff of the bank, the department of communication of the bank and members of the public.

The Informant247 recalls that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has been the talk of the town, ever since its introduction of new naira notes.

The supreme court has ruled that the old naira notes and the new ones should coexist pending the determination of the case brought before the court by some state governors.

The ruling of the apex court implies that the old naira notes are still legal tender in the country pending the determination of the case on February 22, 2023.

Contrary to the verdict of the Supreme Court, President Buhari in a nationwide broadcast ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN to legalise only the old N200 notes till April 10, 2023 and ban people from spending old N500 and N1000 notes but should make them redeemable at the CBN.

The Informant247 also recalls that 10 states have dragged the President Muhammadu Buhari led government and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN to Supreme Court over the redesigned currency policy.

The 10 states persuaded the apex court to declare the disobedience shown by the president to the order of the court as unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court has said the controversy over the scarcity of the naira notes would be resolved today, February 22, 2023.

The 7 man panel of the apex court led by Justice Inyang Okoro revealed that new parties willing to be part of the suit would not be given the opportunity to do so.

He said new parties would need to comply with the decision of the apex court, after the case is determined today.

“You may file a fresh suit after this suit,” Justice Amina Augie said.

The supreme court made this revelation in reaction to the application filed by the Attorney General of Abia State requesting to be part of the suit.

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 adjourned a case brought before it by some state governments against the Federal Government.

The Supreme Court adjourned the case to March 3, 2023 for the judgement.

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