Nigeria’s digital N100 notes goes public Dec. 19
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Nigeria’s digital N100 notes goes public Dec. 19

Fola Akintomide

Nigeria’s apex bank has scheduled December 19, 2014, to circulate the commemorative N100 banknotes, the CBN revealed in its publication on the activities lined up for the launch of the new banknotes, “Countdown Calendar of the New Commemorative N100 Banknote,”  released in Abuja, the capital city.

The bank said the circulation of the banknote, unveiled by President Goodluck Jonathan on November 12, would be preceded by the launch ofthe  “Partnership Programme aimed at Banknote Equipment Manufacturers and other Machine Suppliers” on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s activity, according to the bank, is to enable the manufacturers and suppliers to adapt machines and authentication devices for the new banknotes.

The publication also said that the new banknote would be sent to commercial banks, Nigeria Police Force, chambers of commerce, professional associations and cash-in-transit companies on November 26.

Other activities that would also precede the circulation of the banknote, the apex bank said, were the sending of leaflet on the banknote to 1,000 Points of Sales, POS, in the country on December 3 and visit to the new note on internet on Dec.10.

The bank added that a “live” film show to check the new banknote would be aired on CBN YouTube.

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