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Kano Governor closes supermarket over refusal to accept old notes

Dr. Abdullahi Gandjue, the Kano State Governor,  yesterday, instructed the acting Chairman of the Kano State Consumer Protection Council, Dr. Baffa Babba Dan’agundi, to close down Wellcare Supermarket.

The closure followed the refusal of the said supermarket’s management to accept the old naira notes from customers against the directive of the state government to continue accepting the old notes. THE PUNCH reports.Information Guide Nigeria

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The Chairman of the council made the disclosure shortly after shutting down the supermarket, stating that legal action would be taken against its management.

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He cautioned other marketers in Kano to be aware that the state government has not banned the use of old naira notes as legal tender and therefore, any shop owner caught not receiving the old notes would be dealt with decisively according to the dictates of the law.NYSC portal

Meanwhile, the management of Wellcare Alliance Limited has forwarded an apology letter to Governor Ganduje, seeking his immediate intervention to re-open the supermarket.

The letter was titled, “A plea for an immediate intervention to re-open Wellcare Alliance Limited and an apology letter.”

“Sir, Wellcare has always had an outstanding reputation in the market within the state and beyond, equally has abided by every rule and regulation which directly affects the company or a regulator without hesitation.

“Due to the Federal Government’s policy on the new naira notes, we gave wrong instructions to our staff members that from February 10, 2023, only the new notes are to be in circulation, and on an expansive investigation with our bankers, they declined to receive old naira notes,” the letter partly read.JAMB Result



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