Arabic inscription will remain on New Naira Notes- Sanusi

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Muhammadu Lamido has dispelled rumors that the Arabic inscription on the Naira will be removed in the soon-to-be-redesigned Naira notes.

Switch Nigeria reported last week that the Central Bank is set to redesign the N100, N200, N500 and N1000.

The deposed Emir of Kano said said he spoke with Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the current Governor of the apex bank who confirmed to him that the Arabic inscription also termed Ajami won’t be removed.

He said this to douse complaints from some Islamic leaders, encouraging them to seek clarification on issues instead of peddling fake news.

He said, “There has been speculation going round about the change of some naira notes. I heard various scholars commenting, with some implying that the Ajami on the naira notes would be removed.

“I want to use this medium to authoritatively confirm to the Muslim ummah that there are no such plans.

“Since the issue came up, we have spoken to some people in the Central Bank, and they confirmed to me that such a plan is non-existent.

“When the misconception becomes widespread, I spoke to the CBN governor himself, and he also confirmed to me that there is no plan whatsoever to remove the Ajami.

“So, I want to appeal to Islamic scholars to please stop acting on unsubstantiated reports.

“I know some of the scholars making these comments are doing so without investigating the information brought to them,” Sanusi maintained.

Categories: Uncategorized

Tagged as: , , , ,

Leave a Reply