A Nigerian lady boarded a commercial bus while heading to work and paid with the newly released N1000 note but it was rejected.
CorrectNG reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria released the N200, N500, and N1000 notes to banks on December 15, 2022.
The new and old notes are allowed to be used for transactions until 31st January 2023, when the old naira notes would cease to be valid.
The passenger was left stranded because the bus conductor insisted that he would not collect the money as he wasn’t sure it is real or fake.
She claimed not to have any other money on her apart from the new N1,000 and this caused some delay as she could not drop and they could not move forward either.
A video making the rounds online shows passengers confused as the two of them continued to exchange words over the money’s authenticity.
Someone asked the conductor if he is not aware that there are new naira notes in circulation, in responded that he does not know the one the woman wanted to pay him with.
The person then gave him the old 1k note and the conductor said he recognises it even if his eyes were closed.
He wanted the female passenger to alight from his bus and enter another one but a man sitting beside her came to her defence and wondered why he was rejecting it.
The conductor then had no other choice than to collect it and he went to ask some of hi colleagues if it is real money.
Watch video below:
In reaction, IG user, evelyn____xx said; Wait o 🤨 the money is now in circulation?? Am I the only one that haven’t seen it
adeoluolatomide; The fakes are about to be everywhere. Even the originals look fake!
the_belle_tiwa; The originality of the money itself looks fake! Coloring 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
theonlyemilia; I no blame the conductor. Me sef no go even collect am as change since I haven’t seen it in circulation yet.
chanty_skitchen; 😂😂😂 You only collect what you know. Even I didn’t know that it is already in circulation. They couldn’t even create an awareness campaign for it. My Obodo Naija
omoleyehannah; But, Where una get this money from, no be now dem just wan release am?
discreet_fun_massage_lagos; You see the people that need’s orientation well now on who to vote for? For a better Nigeria ? Na them and they aren’t on social media
dharahsbeautyempire; Na only me shaa never see d money, make I get patience till e reach my turn😒
medasbotanics; Please don’t blame the conductor cos the counterfeit out there eh.. okpo. I’ll rather collect transfer 😂😂
daniel_.regha__; Redesigning the naira notes w¤n’t help fix the devaluati¤n of naira; Emefiele d¤esn’t know his priorities. The goal right now should be looking for ways to increase the value of naira, not redesign it. This present govt has fai!ed in every sector but some Nigerians w¤n’t learn.