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KADUNA: El-Rufai orders MDAs to collect old naira notes

GOVERNOR Nasir el-Rufai has directed revenue agents of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the state to accept the old and new naira notes.

His directive was predicated on the subsisting Supreme Court order on the old naira notes.

A statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, 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 law of Kaduna State do not allow personnel of government agencies to be involved in cash collection of revenues.

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

El-Rufai had opposed President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive banning the use of the old N500, and N1000 notes despite the Supreme Court order.

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