Kaduna Govt Directs Ministries, Agencies To Accept Old, New Naira Notes

The Kaduna State Government has directed its ministries, departments and agencies to accept old and new naira notes in the state.

The state government said the directive was in line with the subsisting order of the Supreme Court on the naira notes.

This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye.

The statement reads: “In line with the subsisting order of the Supreme Court, the Kaduna State Government has directed its Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure that their collection agents continue to accept payments made in all denominations of the naira, old and new.

“The laws of Kaduna State do not allow personnel of government agencies to be involved in cash collection of revenues.

“The collection agents authorised by state government agencies do offer citizens a route for cash payment, and are expected to comply with the subsisting court order.”

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai had on Thursday declared that the old N500 and N1,000 notes remain legal tender in the state.

El-Rufai, in a state broadcast, enjoined the people of Kaduna state to continue spending the old notes, adding that the denominations are still legal tender in the state until the Supreme Court pronounces otherwise.

The governor stated that the address by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday morning limiting the legal tender status of old notes to only N200 was a total disregard and disobedience of the Supreme Court ruling on February 8, 2023, which was extended further on Wednesday by the apex court.

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