National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Gombe State has commenced sensitisation on the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cashless policy and the re-designed naira notes.
NOA Director in the state, Mrs Adaline Patari, stated this on Tuesday when she led the agency’s team on a visit to the leadership of Jama’atul Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state.
Patari said that the CBN’s policy was aimed at strengthening the country’s monetary system for the benefit of the citizens.
She said that the sensitisation was in line with the agency’s mandate of communicating government programmes and policies to the citizens in order to get their buy-in.
Patari appealed to religious leaders to disseminate the information to their members at the grassroots, especially in rural areas in order to ensure compliance.
According to her, Nigerians have up till Jan 31 to deposit their old naira notes, as the new notes are already in circulation, as directed by CBN.
Patari further stated that with the cashless policy in place, residents would not need to travel with cash.