Atiku Tells Nigerians, Use This Avenue To Change Your Old Naira Notes

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Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has replied to the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria( CBN) to extend the January 31 deadline for currency exchange to February 17, 2023, saying he hoped Nigerians will use the new window of extension to do the needful.

Recall that on earlier on Sunday, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, blazoned that President Muhammadu Buhari had granted blessing for a 10-day extension for currency exchange from January 31, 2023, while the the apex bank has also added another seven- day grace.

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Emefiele explained that at the expiration of the 10-day extension, Nigerians with old Naira notes will have to take them to the CBN directly for a exchange with new notes.

Atiku, who took to his vindicated social media handles on Sunday to note on the development, described the deadline extension as estimable indeed as he called on the CBN to encourage the marketable banks to step up their mobile banking conditioning to insure that Nigerians in remote areas and the unbanked benefit from the extension.

The PDP presidential aspirant wrote “It’s estimable that the CBN eventually heeded to the nationalistic voices for a slight extension of the January 31 deadline for the exchange of old Naira notes to minimise its adverse goods on the most vulnerable of our people.

“ I suggest that the CBN should encourage the banks to step up their mobile banking conditioning to insure that Nigerians in remote areas and the unbanked benefit from this extension.

“It’s my stopgap that Nigerians will take advantage of this new window to change their old naira notes to new ones .

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