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BREAKING: CBN okays old naira notes as legal tenders till Dec 31

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After several days of the Supreme court ruling on the old currencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has broken the silence and have reacted to the Supreme Court verdict on validity of old N200, N500 and N1000 banknotes, saying the higher denominations remain legal tenders until December 31, 2023.

CBN’s acting director of Communication, Isa Abdulmumin, disclosed the development in a statement , “In compliance with the established tradition of obedience to court orders and sustenance of the Rule of Law Principle that characterized the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, and by extension, the operations of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as a regulator, Deposit Money Banks operating in Nigeria have been directed to comply with the Supreme Court ruling of March 3, 2023,” the statement reads.

“Accordingly, the CBN met with the Bankers’ Committee and has directed that the old N200, N500 and N1000 banknotes remain legal tender alongside the redesigned banknotes till December 31, 2023.

“Consequently, all concerned are directed to conform accordingly,” he stated


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