Two Public Interest Lawyers File Fundamental Rights Action Against CBN Over New Naira Notes 

Two Public Interest lawyers, Ayodele Ademiluyi Esq. and Aare Oladotun Hassan Esq. have instituted a fundamental rights action arising from the new naira notes crisis.

Joined to the action are the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Attorney General of the Federation, Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Assembly as Respondent . 

The suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/183/2023 is seeking enforcement of fundamental rights to life , freedom of movement, right to own moveable and immoveable properties which were brutally violated by the deadline set by the Respondents, jointly and severally for  31st January, 2023. 

The suit is also seeking for removal of restriction of time for exchange of old naira notes with new notes based on Section 20(3) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act , 2017. 

As at the time of filing this Report the matter is yet to be assigned.

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