Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has slammed the federal government, saying President Muhammadu Buhari has a history of disobeying court orders.
Falana stated this during an interview on Channels TV on Monday.
He said, “It is very sad. I do hope that this outgoing government would comply with the judgement in totality.”
Falana condemned the Federal Government for disobeying the Supreme Court order on the naira policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
According to Falana, the Federal Government has not instructed banks to begin the issuance and collection of the old banknotes.
He said, “The Central Bank has not been asked to make a statement allowing banks to comply with the judgement of the Supreme Court. Again, as I said before now, this can only happen in a banana republic.
“You cannot dance around the judgement of the Supreme Court otherwise, you are saying you don’t want the rule of law to operate in your country.
“It is very sad. I do hope that this outgoing government would comply with the judgement in totality.
“So, we have such cases very many. The Supreme Court order admitted that “this government has a history of disobeying court orders.”
Meanwhile, CBN on Monday insisted that the old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes remain legal tender till the 31st of December, 2023.