By Yusuf Usman
Market women ,petty traders and farmers in Akwanga and Wamba local government areas of Nasarawa state have commended the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN for making it easy for them to swap the old naira notes with the redesigned notes.
The women and farmers expressed the feelings during ongoing CBN awareness campaign at Akwanga central market and Wamba.
The residents described the move by CBN to engaged the services of super POS operators to come to markets to swap the notes and convince them to open e-naira account as the best way to carry along more women and farmers into the policy.
The Director security services, Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Atiku Mohammad Nasir advised residents in communities without banks to patronise POS operators to open account .
Atiku Mohammad underscored the importance of having a bank account and or the E-Naira account for ease business transactions and avoid carrying huge cash around.
He also urged the market women to henceforth reject old naira notes from banks and endeavour to report any bank still issuing old 200,500 and 1000 naira notes to customers.
Farmers and market women formed long queues in Akwanga and Wamba local government areas to swap the old naira notes with the redesigned notes of between one thousand and Ten thousand naira by super POS agents.