Naira Crisis: Supreme Court Fixes Judgement For March 3
Judgement for the suit filed by some States against the naira swap policy of the Federal Government has been scheduled for 3 March.
Naija News understands that a nine-member panel led by Justice John Okoro announced the date after taking final arguments from lawyers to parties in the cases.
This platform reported earlier that the Supreme Court has resumed hearing on the naira redesign case filed by the state governments of Kaduna, Kogi, Zamfara and several others against the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The states are urging the Supreme Court to compel President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, CBN, and commercial banks to recirculate the old N200, N500, and N1,000 banknotes as Nigeria’s legal tender.
Kogi, Zamfara and Kaduna had also filed contempt proceeding against CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, and Malami for their failure to comply with the Supreme Court order extending the deadline for the use of old N200, N500 and N1,000 notes.
It was learnt that in a fresh document filed before the Supreme Court, the three states, who were the original plaintiffs in the suit against the naira swap policy of the Federal Government, warned Malami and Emefiele about the consequences of their continued failure to comply with the apex court’s order of February 3.