The Bankers’ Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has stated those that “spray” naira notes at events threat going to jail for six months or incomes a tremendous of N50,000 after trial by cell courts that will be deployed nationwide.
This was disclosed to journalists yesterday by the Acting Director, Corporate Communication of the apex financial institution, Isaac Okoroafor, in Abuja.
He stated cell courts have been now to summarily attempt these bastardising the nationwide forex, the naira.
He added that the police and the Ministry of Justice can be concerned within the operation, including: “If a celebrant is dancing and also you spray him/her, you could go to jail from the social gathering venue as a result of the regulation enforcement brokers will probably be there, ready to arrest you.
“It is the duty of law enforcement agencies to catch offenders and take them to court. Our collaboration with the police will intensify as we move to implement the mobile court for offenders.”
Admonishing Nigerians on use money as present, Okorafor stated: “If you want to give, put the money in an envelop, and give it the celebrant. Let’s know that anybody hawking and writing on the naira will face six months in jail or N50,000 or both.”
Also talking, the Managing Director of First Securities Discount House (FSDH) Merchant Bank, Mrs. Handa Ambah stated individuals promoting naira notes can be punished.
She stated: “We need to let them know that this is money. The fact that you cannot spray money at parties does not mean that you cannot put money in an envelope and pass it to the celebrants.”