The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele has said that there was no need to shift the February 10, 2023 deadline.
The apex bank governor stated this during a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the monetary and currency redesign policy.
Mr Emefiele said: “The situation is substantially calming down since the commencement of over-the-counter payments to complement ATM disbursements and the use of super-agents.
“There is, therefore, no need to consider any shift from the deadline of February 10.”
The apex bank boss also said that Point-of-Sale agents who charge above N200 for cash swaps would be arrested and jailed.
Recall that the Supreme Court had issued an order of interim injunction, restraining the Federal Government and the CBN from enforcing the February 10 deadline for the phasing out of the old naira notes.
The CBN seemed to have obeyed the order as no official statement has come out from the bank, directing further action.