February 1, 2023 11:15 pm

Naira Redesign: NOA Enlighten Grassroots On Acceptability


As part of efforts to sensitize the general public on the newly redesigned Naira notes, the National Orientation Agency NOA Abia state, has in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria, organized a road walk along some major roads/streets in Umuahia to educate the residents on the need to accept the new naira note.

From left, Abia State NOA Director, Dame Ngozi Okechukwu during the new Naira sensitization campaign in Umuahia, Abia State capital.

Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the National Orientation Agency entered into a partnership to take the sensitization campaign on the acceptability of the newly designed naira notes to the grassroots.

The partnership was followed by a meeting between the two government agencies where the CBN educated NOA staff and state directors on the reasons why the bank redesigned the naira notes.

Speaking on the occasion, the State Director NOA Abia state, Dame Ngozi Okechukwu said that the programme was designed to sensitize the public about the newly redesigned naira notes of one thousand, five hundred and two hundred naira as well as the need to accept it for business transactions

She noted that the Agency has mobilized its Community Mobilization Officers in all the seventeen local government areas of the state to help drive the message to the hinter lands.

Speaking also, the Branch Manager Central Bank of Nigeria Umuahia, Mr Olaoba Ayotunde pointed out that the newly redesigned naira notes have all the security features that made it a legal tender and urged the people to ensure that they deposit their old naira notes in banks as 31st of January 2023 still remain the deadline for the acceptance of the old naira notes.

Recall also that the newly redesigned naira notes was introduced into circulation on on the 23rd of November 2022 as legal tender for business transactions in Nigeria.

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