The Central Bank of Nigeria has ordered all Deposit Money Banks to commence the disbursement of the old naira notes to Nigerians.
The directive was issued on Sunday night after the Bankers Committee meeting chaired by the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
The Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo confirmed the development in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter handle on Monday morning.
Soludo who was also a former CBN Governor in his tweet stated Tellers at 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.
He warned banks against flouting the CBN directives, adding that those found wanting would be sanctioned.
He said, ‘’Commercial banks have been directed by the Central Bank to dispense old currency notes and to also receive same as deposits from customers. Tellers at 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.
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 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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