Nigerians have called on CBN Governor to remove arabic incription in the New proposed naira notes.

The redesigned naira notes’ Arabic inscription must be removed, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has been urged to do so.

According to Tever Akase, Governor Samuel Ortom’s Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity, all Nigerian languages should be on the currency rather than Arabic.

Akase bemoaned the absence of Arabic as Nigeria’s second official language in a tweet.

“Those redesigning the naira notes should ensure that inscriptions of all Nigerian languages are on the currencies.

If this is impossible, they should remove the existing Arabic inscriptions and leave only English on the new notes. Arabic is not Nigeria’s 2nd official language.”

The top bank would reveal the new naira notes on December 15, 2022.

The new currencies to be introduced, according to CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, are the N1,000, N500, and N200 notes.

Speaking at a press conference, Emefiele urged Nigerians to swap their old notes for new ones at their local banks.


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