Buhari Orders Old N200 Notes To Be Circulated Until April 10
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to release old N200 notes into circulation to co-exist with the new N200, N500 and N1,000 banknotes for 60 days.
The President, who revealed this in a nationwide broadcast on Thursday morning, apologised to Nigerians over the difficulty experienced in the implementation of the naira redesign policy.
He further directed the CBN to allow the new notes available to all citizens.
“To further ease the supply pressure, particularly on our citizens, I have given approval to the CBN that the old N200 bank notes be released back into circulation and it should also be allowed to circulate as legal tender with the new N200, N500 and N1,000 bank notes for 60 days from February 10, 2023 to April 10, 2023 when the old N200 note ceases to be legal tender,” he said.