Old naira note: CBN urges rural dweller to open account to avoid loss of money | The Guardian Nigeria News


As the deadline to phase out old naira notes draws closer, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has appealed to people living in rural communities to visit POS super agents and open bank accounts to avoid the loss of their money.

Mr Atiku Mohammed, director of the security service, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN made the appeal to rural dwellers in the state while embarking on a state wide sensitization tour to the 13 local councils.

Speaking to traders in Doma, Obi, Akwanga and Wamba local councils on Wednesday, Mr Atiku said that the CBN wants citizens to open an account with banks for ease of transaction.

“The CBN has empowered POS super agents across the state to open a bank account and deposit their money.

“We are discouraging the practice of keeping money at home and doing transactions with cash.

“You can open a bank account with the POS super agents and also an e-wallet account if you cannot access the bank and withdraw new naira notes while they will accept…

Source: Guardian Newspaper