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Defacing Nigeria Currency Will Earn You Jail Time: CBN Warns

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has had it with Nigerians continuous mutilation, deface, squeeze and even spray and selling the naira notes.

The apex bank threatened that “abuse of the currency attracts a penalty of not less than six months or a fine of not less than N50,000 or both.” An Assistant Director at the Currency Operations Department, Aladeen Badajo said this on Thursday during the commencement of the CBN two-day sensitization fair held in Abeokuta.

In his presentation, Badejo urged the people to consider Nigeria’s currency as a symbol of national identity. Badejo who stressed the need to handle the banknotes with care and dignity expressed concern over the huge amount being spent on reprinting them.

Badajo states “Abuse of the currency attracts a penalty of not less than six months or a fine of not less than N50,000 or both.

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