Uyai-Abasi Etido

The Former Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi, has revealed that Arabic will still be part of the new Naira note.

According to Sanusi, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele confirmed to him that the Arabic inscription also known as ‘Ajami’ would not be removed from the redesigned Naira notes.

He said this following speculation that the Arabic inscription would be removed from the new Naira notes, which Emefiele said would go into circulation from 15th December 2022.

In his words: “There has been speculation going around 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.