Because they do not have an account with any of Nigeria’s commercial banks, a family in Gbako local government area of Niger State has rejected an undisclosed amount of bride price for their daughter paid in old N1000 note.
While the wedding preparation continues, the bride’s family insisted it will not accept the bride price paid in old Naira note because businesses in the community are refusing the old notes in commercial transactions.
Daily Trust reports that money was meant to cater for other necessities needed for the wedding.
“We took money to the family of the girl we want to marry. They called me on Sunday to come and take the old currency notes back pending when we have the new naira notes. They said they don’t have anywhere to change the old notes. So, I want to take it to the bank pending when we get the new notes,” a family member of the groom-to-be said.
WikkiTimes recalls that the CBN had issued a January 31st deadline for the use of old N1000, N500 and N200 notes following redesigning of the currencies.