Family rejects old naira notes as bride price in Niger

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Family rejects old naira notes as bride price in Niger

The family of a bride-to-be in Gbako Local Government Area of Niger State has rejected the old N1,000 and N500 notes presented as the bride price by her suitor’s family.

The woman’s family was said to have demanded new naira notes because of the January 31 deadline issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, as they were not ready to buy some of the things required for the ceremony and did not have a bank account to deposit the money.

A family member of the suitor said: “We took money to the family of the girl we want to marry. They called me on Sunday to come and take the old currency notes back, pending when we have the new naira notes.

“They said they don’t have anywhere to change the old notes. So, I want to take it to the bank, pending when we get the new notes.”

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