The redesigned naira notes will retain the Arabic sign on the current notes.
Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, while disclosing this to Islamic scholars on Monday, said the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele told him that the Arabic sign will be part of the redesigned naira note.
He said that rumours of removing the Arabic sign were mere speculation.
“I heard various scholars commenting, with some implying that the Ajami on the naira notes would be removed. I want to use this medium to authoritatively confirm to the Muslim ummah that there are no such plans.
“Since the issue came up, we have spoken to some people in the Central Bank and they confirmed to me that such a plan is non-existent.”
Sanusi urged the Islamic leaders to verify and seek clarification on issues they are not clear about.
He disclosed that he had a conversation with CBN Governor, Emefiele to get clarity on matters surrounding the redesigning of the naira notes.
“When the misconception became widespread, I spoke to the CBN governor himself, and he also confirmed to me that there is no plan whatsoever to remove the Ajami. So, I want to appeal to Islamic scholars to please stop acting on unsubstantiated reports.”