The Cheer News
Banks

CBN Justifies Change of Old Naira Notes, Says Deadline Untouchable

CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has stated that the deadline for the old 200, 500, and 1,000 naira notes to stop being legal tender in the nation on January 31 cannot be extended.

After the Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Tuesday in Abuja, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, reaffirmed the position of the top bank.

Emefiele further argued that Nigerians had been given adequate time to exchange their old naira notes for new ones.

This is because he also claimed that since the redesign of the three new naira notes, the number of kidnappings and ransom demands had decreased.

You can read more of such stories at The Cheer News.

CBN Increase MPR to 17.5% to Control Inflation

Why CBN New Naira Notes Policy Will Fail

CBN Bars BVN Violators From Opening Another Bank Accounts

However, a lot of Nigerians have bemoaned the lack of availability and shortage of the new notes, criticizing banks for still handing out old naira notes to consumers as of today despite the deadline being just a few days away.

The CBN launched a national currency swap operation to allow people in unbanked areas to exchange their old naira notes before the January 31 deadline while excluding Lagos and Abuja mobile money/Point of Sales operators from the program in an effort to ensure that everyone is carried along.

In order to increase the circulation of the redesigned naira notes, the CBN recently instructed commercial banks to immediately suspend the over-the-counter withdrawal of the new notes and load their automated teller machines with them.

Customers of banks have however persisted in bemoaning the lack of the new naira notes despite the efforts of the top bank.

You can read more of such stories at The Cheer News and Credible News.

 

 

 

Related posts

I Maintain My Innocence On Allegation, Remains AfDB President – Adesina

EDITOR

Dollars Racketeering: Foreign Students To Wait For Two Months To Get FX

EDITOR

Unity Bank Office Gutted Fire, No Causality, No Loss Of Life – Management

EDITOR

Leave a Comment