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Mixed Reactions Trail Extention Of Currency Swap,As. Nigerians Demand Available Of New Naira Notes

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The Central Bank Of Nigeria on Sunday announced a 10-day extension of the deadline for the use of old naira notes across Nigeria.

According to the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, the decision was to give Nigerians, who are yet to change their naira notes from the old to new ones opportunity to do so.

Meanwhile,Nigerians in their reaction want the apex bank to work the talk by ensuring availability of the new naira notes. Speaking with Channel Network Afrique, Some of the Abuja residents lamented that ATM machines in most of the banks in the city center are not dispensing cash.

They also expressed mixed feelings on the decision by the government to extend the January 31st currency swap deadline They however called on the government and the central bank of Nigeria to be sensitive to the plight of Nigerians and make the new currency accessible to all

Recall that, October 2022, the apex bank announced its decision to redesign the 200,500 and 1000 naira notes.

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