…as CBN orders Commercial banks to dispense old currency notes and to also receive same as deposits from customers
Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has ordered Commercial banks in the state to dispense old Naira notes and to also receive same as deposits from customers.
He warned that any defaulting bank would be immediately shut down.
The order, according to a statement issued and signed by the Governor himself, followed directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, at a Bankers’ Committee meeting held on Sunday, 12th March, 2023.
The statement reads, “Commercial banks have been directed by the Central Bank to dispense old currency notes and to also receive same as deposits from customers.
“Tellers at the commercial banks are to generate the codes for deposits and there is no limit to the number of times an individual or company can make deposits.
“The Governor of the CBN gave the directive at a Bankers’ Committee meeting held on Sunday, 12th March, 2023. The Governor, Dr Godwin Emefiele, personally confirmed the above to me during a phone conversation on Sunday night.
“Residents of Anambra are therefore advised to freely accept and transact their businesses with the old currency notes (N200; N500; and N1,000) as well as the new notes.
“Residents should report any bank that refuses to accept deposits of the old notes. Anambra State Government will not only report such a bank to the CBN, but will also immediately shut down the defaulting branch.”