NOA reminds Nigerians to make deposits of their old currencies in banks before 31st January.
By Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan
Nigerians have been called upon to change their old Naira notes with the new redesigned Naira notes by depositing them into their account through bank services or banking agents before the deadline of 31st January is over.
Gombe state Director National Orientation Agency (NOA) Adaline Waye Patari, made the call when she lead some of the Agency’s staff on an advocacy visit to the palace of the senior district head of Buurak in Shongom local government of the state.
According to NOA Director, the change in 1000, 500 and 200 naira notes is to boost the nation’s economy by fighting corruption and curbing the abnormal rise in the price of goods and services, she therefore appealed to the citizens to cooperate and support the CBN to achieve success.
While explaining the deadline of January 31 of this year set by the Central bank to stop using the old currency notes, Adaline Waye Patari seeks for the cooperation of traditional and religious leaders in continuing to enlighten their communities about the deadline.
The NOA Director in Gombe state later handed over the spacement poster containing all the changes on the redesign naira notes to the senior district head of Buurak to be displayed in all nooks and crannies for effective sensitization in the community.
Responding, the senior district head of Buurak, Mr. Gondak Garba (JP) expressed his happiness for the gesture done to them by NOA for choosing their district to make people aware of the current situation regarding the nation’s currency in order to avoid loss, giving assurance that he and other traditional leaders in his community are ready to contribute significantly in delivering the message to the community at the grassroot.