How to report PoS agents charging above N200 for withdrawal — CBN
The Central Bank of Nigeria has released emergency telephone numbers where Nigerians could report Point of Sales agents selling new naira notes or charging above N200 for withdrawal of amounts up to N10,000.
The Director, CBN Governor’s Department, Mr Joseph Omayuku, made this known during a briefing with journalists in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Tuesday.
This is following a threat by the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele,to arrest and jail POS agents charging above N200 cash withdrawals.
While warning syndicates engaging in illegal practices to desist forthwith, Omayuku advised members of the public to report erring PoS agents by reaching out to the CBN contact centre on 07002255226; Telephone Ext: 711025 – 7; [email protected] and its social media handles.
The scarcity of the new naira notes has been biting Nigerians so hard, with many rejecting the old notes as legal tender, while some state governors have resolved to sue the Federal Government for the challenges experienced in their respective states.
The CBN governor had however said that there was no need to shift the February 10, 2023 deadline for the old-new naira notes swap.
He said, “The situation is substantially calming down since the commencement of over-the-counter payments to complement ATM disbursements and the use of super-agents.
“There is, therefore, no need to consider any shift from the deadline of February 12.”
Recall that the Supreme Court had earlier restrained the Federal Government from implementing the February 10 deadline for the currency swap.