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New notes: CBN intensifies sensitisation in rural Nasarawa

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
25 January 2023   |   3:22 am
Less than a week to the closing date for the use of old naira notes, the apex bank has stepped up sensitisation of locals in Nasarawa State.

Less than a week to the closing date for the use of old naira notes, the apex bank has stepped up sensitisation of locals in Nasarawa State.

The special team deployed to the state by the apex bank visited Doma and Obi local councils, where exchange of old naira bills with new ones and opening of e-wallet account were carried out.

CBN Director, Security Services, Mohammed Atiku, who led the exercise, said: “In line with the ongoing CBN’s naira redesign, the services of POS super-agents have been deployed across the state to help mitigate the inadequacies of banks.

“The aim of this exercise basically is to emphasis on those unbanked to start banking because the world is going e-banking. We can’t distribute all the cash with the CBN. The CBN policy is to discourage transaction with cash and encourage e-transaction in line with global standards.”

A super-agent told The Guardian in Lafia that he could only dispense between N1,000 and N10,000 a day and could only access N100,000 daily.

Atiku appealed to residents in rural communities to patronise the supper-agents for exchange of the old naira with the new ones before January 31 as specified by the CBN, stressing that there is no plan to extend the deadline.

He called on Nigerians to take advantage of the current situation to open e-naira wallet, which is easy and safe for any business transaction in the country.

The sensitisation in rural communities, according to the CBN, will continue in all the 13 local councils in the state.

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