Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Suit In Nigeria Challenges Arabic On Currency As Violating Secular Status of Country

This Day reports on a suit heard yesterday by Nigeria's Federal High Court challenging Arabic inscriptions on Nigerian currency. Plaintiff in the suit claims that the inscriptions portray Nigeria as an Islamic state, violating its secular constitutional status. Defending the use of Arabic script, the Central Bank of Nigeria argued that it is not a symbol of Islam, but is merely used to aid non-English speakers who are literate in Arabic and use it in trade.