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Regional News of Tuesday, 24 January 2023


CBN Deadline: Family rejects old naira notes as bride price in Niger

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A family in the Gbako Local Government Area of Niger state has rejected old N1,000 and N500 notes from the family of their daughter's suitor as bride price.

This comes as the January 31 deadline for the use of the old naira notes stated by the Central Bank of Nigeria draws closer.

Daily Trust reports that the would-be husband went to the would-be groom with old notes to fulfill one of the marriage rites.

However, the girl's family rejected the money and asked for new notes because the old ones would be useless by the time they would be ready to buy the needed stuff which will be after the CBN's deadline.

The family also noted that at the moment, they do not have a bank account to deposit the money, hence their demand. A family member of the suitor, speaking on the development, explained:

“We took money to the family of the girl we want to marry. They called me on Sunday to come and take the old currency notes back pending when we have the new naira notes. "They said they don’t have anywhere to change the old notes. So, I want to take it to the bank pending when we get the new notes.”