First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) say their branches across the country will be open on Saturday and Sunday to receive old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes.
First Bank and GTBank made this known via a notice to their customers on Friday.
“This is to notify the general public that all our branches will be open on Saturday and Sunday just to receive cash.
“All old naira notes of series 200, 500, and 1,000 will cease to be in use from the 31st of January,” First Bank noted.
A notice by GTBank read: “Dear customer, kindly be reminded that by Tuesday, January 31, 2023, the former naira series of N200, N500, and N1,000 notes will no longer be recognised as legal tender.
“Save time! Avoid the last-minute rush by depositing your old naira notes today at any of our branches.
“Our branches will be open on Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to receive your cash deposits only.
“The new naira notes are available for withdrawal at our ATMs.”
On Tuesday, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Godwin Emefiele had said there would be no extension on the stoppage of the circulation of the old naira notes.
Emefiele said the 90-day ultimatum given to Nigerians to deposit their old currencies was enough.
The apex had on December 15 presented the new nair notes of N200, N500 and N1,000 to the public