Khadijat Saidu, Birning Kebbi
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has continued to sensitize residents in Kebbi state on the advantages of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) economic measures and the importance of depositing old Naira notes in their bank accounts.
Recently, NOA staff have carried out the campaign to churches, mosques, traditional rulers, local government areas, Market places, and motor car parks.
This was disclosed to newsmen in the state by the Kebbi state Director of NOA, Mr. Joseph Yaro Michika.
He explained that the purpose of the experiment was to inform the public of the risks associated with holding onto old Naira notes through January 31st while the date remained the same.
Michika encouraged the populace to disregard any rumors spreading about the change in the deadline for presenting old N1000, N500, and N200 notes as lawful money.
In order to ensure that citizens deposited their old money, he said, the commercial banks have been instructed to work with the CBN. They were also directed to stop giving out old Naira notes to customers.
To guarantee that everyone followed the cashless policy, Joseph stated that NOA is making an effort to reach out to Kebbi communities through the media and all public spaces.
He, therefore, calls on the media to continue to inform the public of the need to return their old Naira notes to the bank before the deadline of 31st January 2023.