The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that a press release posted on First Lady Aisha Buhari’s Instagram page is not true. A message posted on Aisha’s page on Tuesday said the old N500 and N1000 banknotes will remain legal tender for the next 70 days, until May 1, 2023. Aisha.
“For the avoidance of doubt, following the President’s speech on February 16, 2023, CBN was instructed to reissue and use only the old N200 banknotes and use them as legal tender for 60 days until April 10, 2023.”
Therefore, the general public should ignore any unofficial announcements and/or information from the Central Bank of Nigeria on this matter. Media professionals are advised to check that any information has been obtained from an appropriate source before publication.”