Supreme court is trending on Twitter on Friday following the court order that Nigerians can spend their old N200, N500 and N1,000 notes until 31 December, 2023.
In a ruling made on Friday, 3 March, 2023, Nigeria’s apex court also nullified the Federal Government’s naira redesign policy, stating that it as an affront to the 1999 Constitution.
Following the emergence of the report, Nigerians have taken to Twitter air their views on the latest development.
Reacting to the Supreme Court order, the All Progressives Congress spokesperson, Femi Fani-Kayode wrote: “Thank God for the Nigerian Supreme Court. The old notes are back and the policy of collecting peoples money and not giving them value for it has been declared illegal. Emefiele and all those behind this illegal policy and that misled our President have been put to shame.
Politician Omoyele Sowore tweeted: “Old notes remain valid till Dec 31 as Supreme Court nullifies CBN’s naira redesign policy! ME: They waited until the damage had been done. #RevolutionNow”
Twitter commentator Daniel Regha said: “The APC, Supreme Court & CBN are playing politics at the expense of Nigerians; Even with all the bitter complaints they’re unbothered. This govt has done many frustrat!ng things but this tops the list. People can barely go about their business due to the lack of physical cash.”
@MondayEmmanuel tweeted: “I just knew this was going to happen when I heard the case was adjourned till after the presidential election.”
“After all, El Rufai boasted that Tinubu will become President of Nigeria and he will reverse the naira redesign policy. Na them them,” @MasterPeez wrote.
Dubem on his part said: “I knew. Banditry and vote buying will resume with full force. They waited to see who will emerge. Well, this brings relief to the citizens but I think Atiku will be heartbroken.”
@Barrycc4lyf also reacted to the news: “So the Supreme Court now operates and supervieee monetary policymakers”
@anikedebo said: “My dad asked me to keep the old notes, I said it would expire since they weren’t collecting it again, he said I should keep it seh…. I even bought people’s old money and gave them new ones at the rate of 60/40 Now everything don soft for me😌 God don butter my bread💃💃💃”