Spraying of Naira notes is a very common practice in Nigeria. Many people spray money at events to spice up the party and also to bless and encourage the party host. This practice is especially common at wedding receptions in Nigeria.
In a two-day CBN sensitisation programme held in Abeokuta, Ogun state, the assistant director at the department of currency operations, Aladeen Badejo said that spraying naira notes at a party is a punishable offence.
The naira note should be respected, it's the currency of the federal republic of Nigeria and spraying it at parties where it can be easily stepped upon, defaced and mutilated is a disrespect to the country. Naira notes should be respected just like the Nigerian flag.
Speaking further at the event, Badejo said naira note is a symbol of national identity. He revealed that if people are caught spraying naira notes, they can be sent to prison for a minimum of six months or pay a fine of fifty thousand naira.
However, he didn't say which federal security agency is responsible for arresting people that spray and deface naira notes or if the Central Bank of Nigeria has a task force saddled with the responsibility.
Therefore, I'm urging every citizen of Nigeria to desist from spraying naira notes at parties. It is a disrespect to our country and it's also a punishable offence.
We need to start treating the naira notes with dignity and care because the federal government spends a huge fortune reprinting them.
Always remember that the abuse of our national currency attracts a fine of N50,000 or a minimum of six months imprisonment or both.
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