The newly redesigned Naira notes unveiled on Wednesday (today) by President Muhammadu Buhari have stirred mixed reactions on and off social media.
Naija News reported earlier that President Buhari unveiled N200, N500, and N1000 new naira notes today ahead of the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Recall that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, had announced earlier that there is no going back on the January 31st 2023, deadline to render the old naira notes unacceptable.
He urged Nigerians against holding on to the old naira notes.
Nigerians, however, have taken to social media to react to the changes in the country’s paper currency.
Naija News understands that the new naira notes have caused a lot of reactions on social media since they were unveiled.
See some reactions below:
Joining a host of others in reactions, 2023 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore, took to Twitter and wrote: “CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele and President Buhari just played Nigerians over the fraudulent so-called redesign of the Naira. Nothing was redesigned, just a change of dye. Crooks”
Also reacting, former senator of the 8th national assembly, Shehu Sani, said: “If it’s Naira colour, the CBN should have just engaged Snapchat.”
See other reactions below:
DISTINGUISHED Everest @novieverest – “Buhari and Godwin Emefiele had no plans to redesign the Naira. But Meffy isn’t happy. He felt he was played by some people.
“Well, he went for blood. Let’s see how it works. But who designed this thing for CBN sha? Bubu’s in-law?
Ebele @ebelee_ “At this point I’m ready to vote for anybody who can assure me I’ll see Emefiele in cuffs. The evil he has done is enough because what in the Snapchat are those notes.
SANNI AREWA @sanniarewa77 – “We’ve got a lot of dumb ass folks making decision for us all as Nigerians. Pretty sad condition we find ourselves.
Naija Pidgin @NaijaPidgin_ – “Dem use Snapchat filter put for di old #Naira notes change di name to new Naira notes. E fine sha. Laslas na who hustle go touch am.
“They dipped our 200 #Naira note in cold zobo & called it redesigning. They should have just said they were going to upgrade the colours of the notes instead of using the term “Redesigning”. We go use am sha. We no get choice. But that 200 #Naira is giving me 10 Naira vibes.
Tims Daily @timsdaily – “The government was like: Please increase the magenta, raise it up to 70% let me see…
Work on saturation, increase it, drag it to the right let me see…good, good, add tint..nice
“Greeeaaate, now that’s the new note.
Obidient + victor @onyeka_udekwe – “Give us the old naira abeg. This colours are paining my eyes abeg. APC to redesign naira notes no gree Una too? Incompetence at the climax!
Mukhtar🇳🇬 @Sky_Lord17 – “E con be like sey this CBN Governor na LGTV ambassador because there is nothing you can tell me abi Hin dey experiment Snapchat filters for country currency ni?
“Wetin be this nau? Even the old notes better pass the new ones #Naira Chlorpheniramine.
#OBIdients 🇳🇬 @VictorIsrael_ “Godwin Emefiele don borrow Atiku Bleaching cream take rub our Naira notes. Our money is now coat of many colours.”