The Central Bank of Nigeria,CBN, has appealed to Nigerians to stop defacing the naira, describing it as a national identity and symbol, which must be kept neat.
The CBN Director of Corporate Communication, Isaac Okorafor, made the appeal at a programme tagged “CBN Fair’’ on Thursday in Osogbo.
Okorafor said the way and manner people were abusing the naira was a source of concern to the apex bank.
Represented by an Assistant Director in the bank, Samuel Okogbue, Okorafor said the naira was a symbol of nationhood which must be respected.
Okorafor appealed to Nigerians to always handle the naira with care and keep it safe and neat.
Speaking on complaints by some customers on arbitrary deductions on their accounts, he advised them to always ask questions whenever they noticed any abnormally or activities on their accounts.