CBN Debunks Press Release Shared On Aisha Buhari’s Page
Yet again, CBN debunks another fake news about the new redesigned Naira despite shared by wife of President. The Central Bank of Nigeria has refuted a bogus news release issued on the First Lady’s Instagram profile, Aisha Buhari. According to the announcement uploaded on Aisha’s page on Tuesday, the old N500 and N1000 notes should be legal money for the next 70 days, until May 1, 2023. To debunk the report, the CBN issued another statement, labeling Aisha’s as “false news.” “For the avoidance of doubt, and in accordance with Mr. President’s broadcast of February 16, 2023, the CBN has been ordered to Exclusively reprint and circulation the old N200 banknotes, which are scheduled to circulate as legal money for 60 days up to April 10, 2023,” the CBN stated. “Members of the public should thus dismiss any message and/or information not explicitly provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria on this topic. Please verify any material from the proper sources before dissemination, media practitioners.” The ‘false’ release was still on Aisha Buhari’s page at the time of reporting this story.