Continue to collect old notes, Kaduna directs govt agencies

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The Kaduna State government has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies to accept payments in old naira and new notes contrary to the directive of the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria.

A statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Sunday, noted that the directive became necessary following the Supreme Court’s order that allowed the use of old naira notes as legal tender.

The statement was titled; “KDSG asks agencies to accept payments in old and new notes.”

It stated: “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.”

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