SAN tells FG to Obey Supreme Court ruling on old naira

Wahab Shittu (SAN), a senior lawyer, has said that anyone who obstructs the implementation of the Supreme Court ruling on the extension of the validity of old naira notes should be arrested and prosecuted.

The Supreme Court extended the validity of the old notes in the early hours of Friday on the grounds that the policy was implemented without due consultation. It was also contrary to constitutional provisions, according to the Supreme Court.

As a result, the Supreme Court ruled that the old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes could coexist with the new ones until December 31.

"When the Supreme Court sneezes, the country gets a cold," Shittu said. When it makes a proclamation, it takes immediate effect. The Supreme Court's order does not require any other authority, including the Central Bank of Nigeria, before its directive should be followed.

"Anyone who interferes with the implementation of the Supreme Court order should be arrested, charged with contempt, and imprisoned immediately."

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