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CBN Ready To Take Back From Circulation N7.9tr Dirty, Mutilated Naira Notes


Huge extent of the N7.9 trillion bits of naira notes obtainable to be used are dirty, disfigured, unfit for Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and over-the-counter installments, the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) has mentioned.

An announcement by CBN’s Deputy Governor, Operations Folashodun Shonubi and Director, Forex Operations Division Mrs. Pricilla Eleje talked about designs to tug again such notes from dissemination.

The authorities mentioned the financial institution had the dedication of giving passable provide of unpolluted banknotes to encourage constant installment and settlement of exchanges by basic society, government and banks.


CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele is “expected in Lagos tomorrow to dispatch “The spotless observe technique and banknote wellness guidelines”.

The CBN portrayed the measure as the preliminary part in its provide to deal with the sorry situation of the notes obtainable to be used and make one other tradition for higher remedy of the cash.

The spotless observe method offers a uniform customary to the dissemination of simply excellent and match banknotes; whereas the banknote wellness guidelines furnish the enterprise with clear and worthy standards for deciding the character of notes obtainable to be used.

The technique guidelines, the controller said, have been created after broad cooperation and dedication with key business companions beneath the safety of the Nigerian Money Administration Scheme, a Bankers’ Committee exercise.

The association will assure that unfit, messy, disfigured and faux banknotes should not obtainable to be used. That is in accordance with Sections 18, 20 and 21 of the CBN Act 2007 which restricts the forging, deal and maltreatment of the naira.

The announcement said: “The CBN can’t accomplish these targets without the cooperation of store cash banks(DMBs), dealer banks, microfinance banks, government offices, Cash-in-Transit ( CIT), Cash Processing Companies (CPCs), Market Associations, vendors/retailers, assemblies of trade and industry, security offices, money Management gear producers , bank clients and the overall population.”

It clarified that all through the years, the event in monetary workouts and the upsurge in populace had required the ascent within the quantity of banknotes obtainable to be used.

The CBN said: “In perspective on mechanical advances, the CBN, as different nationwide banks has offered various kinds of digital installment frameworks for viable and efficient compensation of exchanges and to decrease the amount of cash utilization with its chaperon price ideas.

“Regardless of the pervasiveness of various kinds of installment, cash stays ‘ruler’ in our on a regular basis financial exchanges. In that capability, people nonetheless wish to make the most of cash in making installments notably the place there are not any computerized installment phases.

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