CBN Has Directed Banks To Accept Old Naira Notes, Soludo Reveals

…threatens to shut down banks rejecting old Naira notes 

Anambra state governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, says commercial banks have been directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to dispense old currency notes and to also receive same as deposits from customers.

“Tellers at the commercial banks are to generate the codes for deposits and there is no limit to the number of times an individual or company can make deposits,” Soludo said.

In a statement he personally signed, Soludo further noted, “The Governor of the CBN gave the directive at a Bankers’ Committee meeting held on Sunday, 12th March, 2023. The Governor, Dr Godwin Emefiele, personally confirmed the above to me during a phone conversation on Sunday night. Residents of Anambra are therefore advised to freely accept and transact their businesses with the old currency notes (N200; N500; and N1,000) as well as the new notes.

“Residents should report any bank that refuses to accept deposits of the old notes. Anambra State Government will not only report such a bank to the CBN, but will also immediately shut down the defaulting branch.”

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