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Protest: Old Naira notes still valid, Kwara Gov declares

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has further established the judgement of the Supreme court of Nigeria which confirms the old naira notes as the legal tender pending the time the case before it is decided.

In a broadcast message on Wednesday, Abdulrahman expressed his sympathy with the people of the state on the scarcity of the naira as a result of the recent CBN’s  currency redesign.

The Supreme court earlier on Wednesday upheld that the old naira notes still remain a legal tender until February 22 when it will hear a consolidated suit filed Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara states challenging the propriety the naira swap policy of the Federal Government.

His statement reads “I express my sincere sympathy with you on the continuous scarcity of the naira as a result of the recent CBN’s currency redesign.

“For clarity, the Supreme Court has granted an injunction that allows the old and the new notes to coexist. This injunction is still valid until the highest court rules otherwise.

I therefore want all of you to be calm, law abiding, and peaceful. Let us not attack one another or destroy one another’s properties.

I am appealing to you to remain calm and peaceful, and not to give in to any frustrations or engage in any form of violence.

I testify to the inconvenience this development has brought. We are in this together, and I assure you that this will be over in the shortest possible time. I really appreciate your patience.

In solidarity with the mood of the public, I’m putting my public rallies on hold until further notice”.

The Governor had also earlier suspended public rallies in the State indefinitely in view of the situation.

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