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UPDATED: CBN Denies Directing Banks To Collect Old N500, N1, 000 Notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied viral reports that it has authorized deposit money banks to collect the old N500 and N1,000 banknotes.

In a statement by Osita Nwanisobi, CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications on Friday, the apex bank said for the avoidance of doubt the CBN is only reissuing and recirculating the old N200 banknotes and which is expected to circulate as legal tender for 60 days up to April 10, 2023, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s national broadcast on Thursday.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

The CBN advised members of the public to disregard any message and/or information not formally released by the bank on this subject matter.

It also advised media practitioners to endeavour to verify information from the authentic sources before publication.

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