The dollar could fall to 200 pounds after the naira is redesigned, according to Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In an interview with Deutsche Welle’s (DW) Hausa service, Bawa made this claim.
“The law says the redesigning of Naira notes should be done every eight years but we spent 20 years without any changes on them. And that resulted to 85 per cent of money are in circulation not in banks, when CBN came up with this redesigning, dollar moved to 880 and later dropped to 680 or thereabouts.
So you see with this redesigning dollar may massively fall, who knows probably to ?200.”he said
The EFCC chair also said there is no any political motive behind the idea and called on Nigerians to report any person with siphoned monies.
“There is no political motive in this; some people siphoned and hid public funds that is why we want them to bring them out and nobody says they should not bring them, what government says is let them deposit such money in banks.
We assure Nigerians that we are always ready to receive reports of any person with suspicious hidden money and if investigated to be true, we will give 5 per cent of the money to them” he said
The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, on October 26, announced the redesigning of the N200, 500 and N1000 denominations. He said the new notes will be released on December 15 and that the old designs will cease being legal tenders on January 31, 2023.