President Muhammadu Buhari has on Sunday, January 29, in Daura, Katsina State, approved a 10-day extension of the deadline for the swapping of old currency to new notes.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who confirmed this to newsmen in Daura, Katsina State, revealed that the new deadline is now February 10.
Emefiele, who was in Daura on Sunday morning, had a closed-door meeting with President Buhari, where he got the approval.
He said Nigerians, who were yet to change their Naira notes from the old ones to the new ones, now have the opportunity to do so.
The apex bank’s governor, however, cautioned people to judiciously utilise the opportunity because the deadline would not be extended again.