– Says Report About Phasing Out New Naira Notes Is Fake
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has distanced itself from reports claiming it plans to phase out the newly redesigned naira notes.
CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isa AbdulMumin, made this known via a statement issued on Sunday, April 30.
The CBN official said speculations about the withdrawal of the new notes is unfounded and a ploy by some interests to cause panic among members of the public.
He restated that the new and old currency notes have been circulating side by side just as the Bank has taking delivery of a good quantity of the redesigned notes.
“We wish to emphatically state that such speculation is unfounded and a ploy by some interests to cause panic among members of the public.
“The new and old currency notes have been circulating side by side.
“The CBN has been taking delivery of a good quantity of the redesigned banknotes from the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company Limited,” he said.
Abdulmumin emphasized that the apex bank was committed to supplying the “approved indent” for the smooth running of the economy.
“We, therefore, urge members of the public to disregard any report suggesting a phase-out of the redesigned currency.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the redesigned and old notes will continue to be accepted as legal tender.
“They will circulate side-by-side for transactions ahead of the December 31 deadline, when the old N1,000, N500 and N200 banknotes will eventually be phases out,” the CBN official added.