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Kaduna govt directs MDAs to accept payments in old, new naira notes


The Kaduna State government on Sunday formally directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to accept relevant payments either in new or old naira notes.

A statement signed by Special Assistant (Media and Communications) to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Muyiwa Adekeye, said the directive became necessary following a Supreme Court’s order that allowed for the use of old naira notes as legal tender.

The statement, which is contrary to the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari on the non-validity of old N500 and N1,000 as legal tender, reads in full : “KDSG asks agencies to accept payments in old and new notes

” 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.”

The official statement :


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