By Uzair Adam Imam
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) made a passionate plea to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to inscribe the Arabic text, Ajami, on all naira denominations just as they had been.
The MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, made this disclosure in a statement he made available to journalists.
Professor Akintola said the Muslim body supports the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria to redesign the naira notes.
However, he said, “the Arabic inscription, known as Ajami, must be inscribed on all the naira denominations.
“With the proviso that all the denominations must contain Arabic inscriptions just as they had been before, Arabic Ajami was conspiratorially and unjustly removed from some denominations. “The removal provoked Muslims and caused division within the country. Only its return to all denominations can heal the wound,” Akintola said.