In a now deleted post, the first lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari posted a statement on her Instagram page informing Nigerians to continue spending the old #500 and #1000 which is no longer a legal tender.
The statement reads, “Due to the current and unpleasant situation happening in Nigeria, In line with Mr. president.
After having a closed meeting with him on the 20th of February, 2023, Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) has been directed to ONLY reissue and recirculate the old N200, N500 and N1000 banknotes and this is expected to circulate as legal tender for 70 days up to May 1, 2023.
Members of the public should therefore continue to spend the old notes.
“Media practitioners are advised to PLEASE spread out this helpful information to the public”.
Nonetheless, the Nigerian central bank rebuked the claim, branding the news as false and advising Nigerians to ignore any information about the Naira that doesn’t originate from them.
People reacts to fake news about old naira notes by Aisha Buahri
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