CBN sensitises Jigawa traders to new naira notes

Central Bank of Nigeria on Wednesday took its sensitisation on the new naira notes to Dutse ultra-modern market in Jigawa State.

Speaking during the exercise, CBN branch controller in the state, Sa’adatu Ibrahim, advised traders in the markets to deposit old notes in their possession before January 31.

Ibrahim said that the sensitisation was aimed at engaging stakeholders on the CBN policy and informing the public about the new naira notes, particularly the need for them to deposit the old notes before the deadline.

Also speaking, an official of the Currency Operations Department, CBN headquarters, Abuja, Rafkatu Musa, noted that the sensitisation was to inform traders and residents on how to identify the original notes, using the unique features of the new naira notes.

In fact, redesigning of our currency is supposed to be done every after five or eight years, in line with global best practices,” she said.

Director of National Orientation Agency in the state, Shuaibu Karamba, urged Nigerians to embrace the new CBN policy.

Karamba, who described the policy good for Nigerians, urged stakeholders, particularly traders, to take the message down to the grassroots and sensitise their members and women on the need to comply with the January 31 deadline.

On his part, Chairman of Traders’ Association of Nigeria, Jigawa chapter, Malam Yahaya Kwaimawa, commended CBN for bringing the sensitisation to the market.

This, he said, would go a long way in ensuring proper dissemination of information on the new naira notes.

He advised traders in the state to always accept the new naira notes.

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