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Old Naira Notes: Business Owners, Churches Refuse Old Currency As Legal Tender In Kaduna

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Businessmen, landlords, and several others have refused to accept old Naira notes in Kaduna. Also, various churches across Kaduna state on Sunday refused to accept old notes for offerings and tithes.

Recall that the Supreme Court had nullified the naira redesign policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). It extended the validity of the old naira notes till December 2023.

According to Alhaji Mustapha Amodu, who sells baby food and other household items, the old notes are no longer acceptable.

In his words, “Old notes are no longer acceptable. If there is a court judgment, let the president address Nigerians. Court judges are not bank managers that will accept or reject the old notes. They should allow the CBN to speak on the issue. No bank is accepting old notes any longer,” he said.

Meanwhile, various churches across the state also refused to accept the old notes as tithes and offerings.