The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it has no plan to phase out the newly redesigned banknotes as more of the banknotes will be in circulation soon.
The Apex Bank was reacting to recent news making rounds that the newly designed notes will be phased out soon.
In a statement, CBN’s Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Isa AbduMumimas described the reports as baseless and an attempt by some persons to cause panic amongst Nigerians.
The Apex bank said the old and newly redesigned notes will be in circulation side by side.
“We wish to reiterate that the new and old currency notes have been circulating side by side just as the Bank has been taking delivery of a good quantity of the redesigned bank notes from the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) Limited.” The bank stated.
CBN added that the old naira notes will continue to be accepted as legal tender till December 31, 2023 when the old N1000, N500 and N200 would have been phased out.
Below is CBN’s press release to that effect.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has asked the public to disregard what it called fake news.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade