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‘Remove Arabic inscriptions from new naira notes’

The Central Bank of Nigeria has been asked to remove the Arabic inscription from the redesigned naira notes.

A Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Benue State, on Media and Publicity, Tever Akase, said all Nigerian languages should be on the currencies, not Arabic.

In a tweet, via his offcial Twitter handle, Akase lamented that Arabic is not Nigeria’s second official language.

He tweeted, “Those redesigning the naira notes should ensure that inscriptions of all Nigerian languages are on the currencies.

“If this is impossible, they should remove the existing Arabic inscriptions and leave only English on the new notes. Arabic is not Nigeria’s 2nd official language.”

Recall that the Apex bank has promised that the redesigned N1,000, N500 and N200 naira notes will be in circulation from December 15, 2022.

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