Naira redesign to tackle kidnapping – CBN
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 11, 2023
The Central Bank of Nigeria has said the myriads of security challenges plaguing the country, ranging from terrorism to kidnapping, will be curbed with the use of its latest initiative of the naira redesign. Speaking on Tuesday at a programme at the Gombe International Market, the Senior Manager, Currency Operations Department, CBN, Shamsudeen Imam, said situations whereby criminals collected ransom would be reduced.
According to Imam, there is so much money in circulation, which has a way of encouraging criminal activities, revealing that the apex bank’s latest effort will control the money in circulation.
Punch reports that Iman said, “It will address the issue of terrorism, kidnapping, because there is a lot of money in circulation before, and the kidnappers are using that opportunity to collect ransom from people.