BREAKING: S’Court Adjourns Naira Scarcity Suit, As PDP Govs Oppose Kaduna, Kogi Govt

Two governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Douye Diri of Bayelsa State and Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, have sought to be joined in the suit before the Supreme Court on the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The two governors made a surprise appearance at the resumed hearing of the case by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Diri and Obaseki are seeking to be joined as Respondents in the case brought by the Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara States governments.

The three state governments are seeking an order to extend the deadline for the use of old naira notes which the court granted in it’s last sitting.

On their part, the two PDP governors are seeking to support CBN’s policy of February 10 deadline.

At the resumed hearing, the court adjourned till February 22.

Justice John Inyang Okoro is leading a Seven-Man panel of the apex court to hear the suit.

The Supreme Court had on February 8, 2023 adjourned till today, ruling that the deadline for the swapping of old naira notes for new ones be put on hold.

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