The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludu, said it is located within the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN province, to redesign the Naira notes from time to time.
Soludo also said that Anambra state will adapt and respond appropriately to the new policy of the central bank, adding that his state has no problem with that.
The former central bank governor made the statement while asking questions on Channels TV Politics Today Thursday night.
His statement comes days after the CBN Governor announced the redesign of the Naira notes.
He said he would not comment on the policies of his successor at the main bank, stressing that it was his responsibility to do so.
“I told you not to push me. I will not go, as a former central bank governor, I am and will resist your comments on my successor’s policies in the office in any way and in any way you put them.
Anambra will respond as appropriate. Whatever circumstances deviate from the centre, the administrative and material authorities at the centre, and whatever thing they decide and relate to and this is a national policy, ensure that Anambra will adapt and respond appropriately; So we don’t have a problem with that,” he said.
He added, “By the way, in my own time, I’ve redesigned the naira. Just to make this point clear, I’ve redesigned the N5, N10, N20 and N50 classes and got them in polymer; at least the N5, N10 and N20.”
“So it’s nothing new. I also made the N1000 note. Sure, it’s from within the central bank district that banknotes are redesigned from time to time. It might be for security features, it might be for some other consideration. I’m not here to speculate on the substance of their policies.”
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