Also the Mai Banganje, Tanimu Saleh, said the policy is encouraging but required human face in its implementation.
“Some are not collecting old notes, but as far as I’m concerned the policy is commendable. There was enough time to sensitise people. I have just reached out to the Mai nguwa’s (village heads) so that they can be part of the swap.”
A student, Oliver Mathew, who recently got his old notes swapped, said “I’m a student, we are very grateful for this opportunity to change the old notes for the newly redesigned notes.”
Abiatha Adele, who also swapped his old notes said, “Seriously, I feel very good, since Monday traders have been complaining that they won’t collect old notes. Today, I’m grateful because I can go to the market and change the money, the rest I have taken to the bank.”
Another student, Lilian John, lauded the intervention of CBN, disclosing that traders have stopped accepting old notes within her locality.
“Today, I have changed 6,000. I’m enjoying the new notes, the colour is attractive and I don’t feel like spending it,” she added.