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Just In: Supreme Court Suspends CBN’s Feb 10 Deadline

The Federal Government has been forbidden from carrying out the demonetization strategy to the fullest extent by the Nigerian Supreme Court.

In a motion ex-parte submitted on February 3rd, three northern states—Kaduna, Kogi, and Zamfara—had pleaded with the Supreme Court to halt the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign strategy.


An interim injunction prohibiting the Federal Government, Central Bank of Nigeria, commercial banks, and others from carrying out the February 10 deadline for the old 200, 500, and 1000 Naira notes to cease being legal tender was granted by a 7-member Supreme Court panel led by Justice John Okoro in a unanimous decision.

The court further ruled that the FG, CBN, and commercial banks could not enforce the deadline until February 15 when a notice on notice about the matter would be decided.
The decision maintains the legal tender status of the old Naira notes in Nigeria.

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