The suit instituted by the governors of Zamfara, Kogi, and Kano states at the Supreme Court challenging the naira-redesign and change deadline has attracted the support of other states seeking to be joined.
The suit was instituted against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and was supposed to continue Wednesday but was further adjourned to February 20 as other states have shown interest to be joined in the matter.
States that have applied to the court to be joined as interested parties include Lagos, Edo, Bayelsa, Niger, Kano, Ondo, and Ekiti.
While Moyosore Onigbanjo, the Attorney General of Lagos, represented the state, Chief Damian Dodo stood in for Bayelsa State.
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However, the seven-man panel of the court was led by Justice John Okoro, who, while announcing an adjournment, said the court would not lose sight of the fact that the matter affects the welfare of Nigerians.
The adjournment was to enable the interested parties to consolidate their case against the federal government.
Meanwhile, only the governors of Kaduna and Kogi states, Nasir El-Rufai and Yahaya Bello, were present in court while the matter lasted.
At the last hearing, however, the Supreme Court issued an interim ex parte order against the implementation of the February 10 deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop the use of old naira notes in the country.
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