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BREAKING: “Fake News! We’re only recirculating N200 Notes” – CBN counters Aisha Buhari

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has called on the general public to discountenance a press release alleging that the bank has been ordered to recirculate the old N200, N500 and N1000 until May 1st, 2023.

The CBN’s statement is coming shortly after Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari on Tuesday morning shared the controversial press statement on her Instagram page.

The first lady had shared the alleged CBN statement which read; “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.”


However, in a swift response, the CBN via its official social media handle debunked the screenshot shared by the First lady.

“The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been drawn to some fake and unauthorized messages quoting the CBN as having authorized the Deposit Money Banks to collect the old N500 and N1,000 Banknotes. For the avoidance of doubt, and in line with Mr. President’s broadcast of February 16, 2023, the CBN has been directed to ONLY reissue and recirculate the old N200 banknotes and this is expected to circulate as legal tender for 60 days up to April 10, 2023.”

“Members of the public should therefore disregard any message and/or information not formally released by the Central Bank of Nigeria on this subject.”

“Media practitioners are advised to PLEASE verify any information from the correct sources before publication.”

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3 Comments

      1. Hi Mr Ken, I guess you just relocated from America or perhaps, you are contributing from there.
        In Nigeria here, governance is run by family, even though we have PMB as the figurative president of federal republic of Nigeria, we have every of his household as speaker & ruler, even dabbled into sensitive & exclusive affairs of the country without the “figurative” knowledge & no consequences aftermath but rather buffer more enfontry in them.
        That is Nigeria for you, where governance has become family business, God bless you, God bless federal republic of Nigeria, Shalom!

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