The Central Bank of Nigeria has reportedly ordered banks across the country to start collecting the old N500 and N1,000 notes from members of the public who want to deposit them with immediate effect.
The CBN, however, maintained that the old currencies were still no more legal tender, adding that the maximum amount the banks can collect from individuals is N500,000.
Those with higher amounts would still have to visit the CBN to deposit their old notes.
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It stated that the maximum amount customers can swap will be N500,000.
This was revealed by Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, exclusively disclosed this to newsmen in an interview on Friday.
According to him, “Go to your bank but fill the form before you go. Go with your reference code you generate. With your code, banks will collect it from you. But if it is more than 500,000, you will go to the CBN and deposit it.”
ADULAWO NEWS recalls that, the CBN opened a portal on its website and made it mandatory for those willing to return old notes to fill and generate a code.