By Uzair Adam Imam
The 14th Emir of Kano State, Muhammadu Sunusi II, urged the general public to reject the rumour that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would redesign the naira notes to remove the Arabic text (“Ajami”) on them.
Sunusi, a former governor of CBN, added that the rumour was false and baseless and meant to mislead the masses.
Recalls that the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced the CBN’s intention to redesign, produce, release and circulate new series of N200, N500, and N1,000 banknotes.
Sunusi disclosed this on Monday in a short video he made, which immediately went viral on social media platforms.
The former Emir said he noticed the rumour circulating among people and said he spoke to the CBN governor about the development.
“I heard some people, including clerics, engaged in a heated argument over redesigning the naira note, claiming that the Arabic text would be removed if the naira is redesigned.
“I contacted the CBN governor about the development, and he clarified that the rumour in circulation was false.
Sunusi also urged the general public to disregard the rumour.