Due to the government’s refusal to accept older notes, the supermarket in Kano is closed

Dr. Baffa Babba Dan’agundi, the acting Chairman of the Kano State Consumer Protection Council, has been given the order to close Wellcare Supermarket by Dr. Abdullahi Gandjue, the Governor of Kano State.

The management of the aforementioned supermarket refused to accept the old naira notes from customers on Sunday, despite the state government’s directive to continue accepting the old notes.

Shortly after closing the supermarket, the council’s Chairman made the disclosure and announced that legal action would be taken against its management.

He cautioned other marketers in Kano that the state government has not prohibited the use of old naira notes as legal tender, and that any shop owner who is caught not receiving the old notes will be dealt with decisively in accordance with the laws.

In the meantime, Wellcare Alliance Limited’s management has written to Governor Ganduje to apologize and ask for his immediate help reopening the supermarket.

“A plea for an immediate intervention to re-open Wellcare Alliance Limited and an apology letter” was the subject line of the letter.

“Sir, Wellcare has consistently adhered to every rule and regulation that directly affects the company or a regulator without hesitation, and the company has always had an outstanding reputation in the market within the state and beyond.

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

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“Our business should be re-opened for deserving members of the public as we undertake to receive the old notes as valid tender to when the state issues any other directive,” the supermarket’s management pleaded with the Kano government.


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