A popular supermarket, Wellcare Alliance Limited, situated along Hadejia road has been shut down by the Kano State Government, for rejecting old naira notes.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the supermarket was shut down on Sunday following an order by the state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Confirming the development, the Acting Chairman of, the Consumer Protection Council, Baffa Babba DanAgundi said it shut down the supermarket following an order by the Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
According to DanAgundi, “The Governor gave orders that any shop found rejecting the old note should be shut down in the state.
“The order is in line with the Supreme Court order that halted the ban on the use of old notes, so they violated that court old.
“We have written to them on their offence and we are awaiting their response before the next line of action,” DanAgundi said.
In a swift reaction, the management of the supermarket has tendered an apology to the state government to seek immediate reopening of the supermarket.
Recall that the Kano state government was among the states that sued the Federal Government over the Naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
In a related development traders and metro station operators are refusing to collect the old naira notes in Abakaliki area of Ebonyi state following the suspension/extension of the deadline for the old naira note swap.
Some residents expressed worry about the development disclosing that the refusal by the business community in Abakaliki amounted to a contravention of the recent Supreme Court ruling suspending the Feb. 10 deadline issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).