The family of a bride-to-be in Gbako Local Government Area of Niger State has rejected old Naira notes brought by the family of her suitor as bride price.
According to Daily Trust on Tuesday, the suitor’s family took money to the family of the woman as bride price and for other wedding-related activities.
Though the wedding was not postponed, guardians of the girl were said to have noted that with the CBN deadline of January 31, they were not ready to buy some things needed for the ceremony and that they did not have a bank account to deposit the money, hence their demand for the new notes.
However, the bride’s family pointed out that the Central Bank Of Nigeria deadline for the use of the old Naira notes would affect their planning, hence the rejection and demand for new notes.
A family member of the suitor said, “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.”
He further said that many people were scared of collecting the old notes for fear that they would not be able to spend them before the January 31, deadline.
It was gathered that rural traders in the state have started rejecting the old notes or shutting their businesses as commercial banks have continued to give out old notes.