The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has been asked to remove the Arabic inscription from the redesigned naira notes.
Tever Akase, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Media and Publicity, stated all Nigerian languages needs to be on the currencies, not Arabic.
In a tweet, Akase lamented that Arabic isn’t Nigeria’s second official language.
He wrote: “Those redesigning the naira notes ought to make sure that inscriptions of all Nigerian languages are on the currencies.
“If this is impossible, they should remove the existing Arabic inscriptions and leave only English on the new notes. Arabic is not Nigeria’s 2nd official language.”
DAILY POST reported that the apex financial institution would unveil the redesigned naira notes on December 15, 2022.
The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, stated the brand new currencies to be launched are N1,000, N500 and N200 notes.
Addressing a press convention, Emefiele suggested Nigerians to take their outdated notes to banks in trade for brand new ones.
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Author: Seun Opejobi