No Plans To Withdraw New Naira Notes From Circulation,Says CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has denied that it is planning to phase out the redesigned naira notes from circulation.

The CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isa AbdulMumin, said this via a statement issued on Sunday.

Reacting to a viral report on social media that CBN was contemplating the withdrawal of the recently redesigned N1,000, N500, and N200 banknotes from circulation.

He said “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 noted 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.

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