All Banknotes Remain Legal Tender Indefinitely -CBN

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Mohammed Shosanya

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN on Tuesday declared that both the both the old naira notes, and the redesigned naira notes would remain legal tenders in the country.

The apex bank disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by Isa AbdulMumin, the Director, Corporate Communications.

Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced the redesign of N200, N500 and N1,000 denominations in October 2022 and certain deadlines were set for the old design of these denominations to cease as legal tenders.

The statement quoted that the Central Bank of Nigeria informed the general public of its desire to extend the legal tender status deadline of the old design of N200, N500 and & N1,000 denominations, ad infinitum.

It added:”This is in line with international best practices and to forestall a repeat of earlier experiences. “Thus, all banknotes issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). in accordance with Section 20(5) of the CBN Act 2007, will continye to remain legal tender, ad infinitum.

“The Central Bank of Nigeria is working with the relevant authorities to vacate the subsisting Court ruling on the same subject. Accordingly, all CBN branches across the country will continue to issue and accept all denominations of Nigerian banknotes, old and redesigned, to and from deposit money banks (DMBs).

“The general public is enjoined to continue to accept all Naira banknotes (old or redesigned) for day-to-day transactions and handle these banknotes with utmost care, to safeguard and protect the lifecycle of the banknotes. Also. the general public is encouraged to embrace alternative modes of payment, e-channels, for day-to-day transactions”.

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