Tuesday, June 6, 2023

I Will Lock Up Shops If You Reject Old Notes – Governor Abiodun

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The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has threatened businesses in the state if they refuse to accept the old N500 and N1000 notes.

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The governor said he would deal with any business refusing the old note as a legal tender as ruled by the supreme court.

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He urged residents to call on him if any bank, supermarket or business owner refuses payment in old notes saying he will lock down the business immediately.

Abiodun said, “I am hereby sounding a note of warning to every market, trader, petrol station, banker that is refusing old naira notes; if you’re reported to me, I will deal with you with the fullest extent of the law.

“The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest court of the land. The Supreme Court has ruled that the old naira notes remain legal tender. The deadline has been moved to December 31.

“I will lock up your shop if they tell me you don’t accept old notes. Anytime you take the old note to banks and they refuse to accept it, call me. I will lock up the doors of such banks, including supermarkets.

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“You transport unions and transporters, don’t reject the old money. If you take it to the bank and it was rejected, I will collect it from you and take it to the bank myself,” the Ogun State governor stated.

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