In response to recent speculations, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) categorically denies any intentions to redenominate the nation’s currency, the Naira, effective from January 2024.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has once again reaffirmed its stance, refuting claims that it intends to redenominate the nation’s legal tender, the Naira.
This comes in light of recent suggestions that such a move is on the horizon.
Isa AbdulMumin, the Director of Corporate Communications at CBN, issued a statement to clarify the central bank’s position on this matter.
He emphasized that the CBN has no intentions to restructure and redenominate the Naira.
AbdulMumin expressed concern over the widespread circulation of a text message that implied the CBN’s plans to redenominate the Naira starting from January 2024.
He pointed out that this narrative, which the CBN had refuted previously, is gaining traction in discussions about its potential implications on the Nigerian economy.
The CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications shed light on the deceptive nature of the text message, suggesting that the authors had taken text from a past policy move by a former CBN Governor in 2007 and presented it as a recent development.
CBN’s Commitment to Transparency
To dispel any doubts, AbdulMumin stressed that there is currently no agenda within the CBN to restructure or redenominate the Naira.
He did, however, acknowledge that the CBN might be considering reforms, but these would adhere to established procedures outlined in the CBN Act of 2007.
The CBN’s official statement concludes by advising the public to dismiss the speculative news report, as it appears to be aimed at sowing panic in the country.
The CBN remains steadfast in its commitment to maintaining the current Naira structure.
This informative article provides clarity on the CBN’s stance regarding Naira redenomination, dispelling misconceptions and reaffirming the central bank’s commitment to financial stability. Stay informed to make sound financial decisions.