Suit challenging Arabic inscription on Nigerian currency done in ignorance – MURIC
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has flayed the suit challenging the Arabic inscription on the Nigerian currency (naira) filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Malcolm Omirhobo.
In the suit, Omirhobo argued that the Arabic inscription on naira notes portrays Nigeria as an Islamic state contrary to the country’s constitutional status of a secular state.
However, MURIC in a statement signed on Monday by its Director and founder, Ishaq Akintola and made available to newsmen described the suit as ‘acrobatic religiousity’, filed in ignorance of the true meaning and origin of Arabic.
MURIC in the statement said that; “Omirhobo’s approach is not only naïve, it is pedestrian and kindergarten. This suit against Arabic on naira manifests acute desertification of religious tolerance, exhibition of undiluted acrobatic religiousity, NAFDAC-registered gymnastic spirituality and Oxford cum Harvard-certificated ignorance.