Capacity Building Workshop on Naira Redesign
In furtherance of its mandate of communicating programmes, policies and activities, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) carried out a one-day sensitization workshop for all NOA Directors. The workshop, with the topic “Currency Redesign: Details and Benefits”, held at the Agency’s headquarters on 9th January, 2023.
The aim of the workshop was to build Directors’ capacity for effective communication, messaging and information dissemination of CBN’s policies, programmes, and contents on Naira redesign. With the current series of N200, N500 and N1,000 notes remaining a legal tender until the deadline of January 31, 2023 and the need for effective public sensitization about the new currency notes, NOA’s partnership with CBN is very timely.
The collaborative effort entails building the capacity of NOA staff and subsequent advocacy, sensitization and enlightenment campaigns by NOA on the naira redesign across the country.
In attendance at the workshop were Directors of the Agency from the headquarters, 36 states and FCT as well as 4 Directors of the CBN. The training had both physical and virtual participation.
The presentation session was facilitated by the Director, Currency Operation, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Umar Bello. The presentation sought to drive awareness and deepen understanding of the concept of Naira redesign amongst participants.
Nation-wide Sensitization on Naira Redesign Across State in Nigeria
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has embarked on a sensitization campaign across the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Nigeria, aimed at creating awareness about the redesign of the Naira currency. The campaign exercise involves visits to traditional rulers and religious leaders, churches and mosques, local media houses, schools, community leaders, markets, motor parks, youth groups, motorcycle and tricycle operators, as well as road walk and motorized campaigns.
The campaign is being carried out in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), with the aim of ensuring that Nigerians become aware of the intricacies that accompany the new Naira notes. The campaign is being implemented at a critical time, as the current series of N200, N500, and N1,000 notes remain legal tender until the deadline of January 31, 2023.
The campaign exercise is being carried out in all the 774 LGAs of the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The NOA has engaged its staff in all the LGAs, as well as traditional rulers and religious leaders, to ensure the success of the campaign. The NOA is also working closely with local media houses to ensure that the message is effectively disseminated to the grassroots.
As part of the campaign, the NOA has been visiting churches and mosques to educate worshipers on the new Naira notes. The agency has also been visiting schools, where students are being educated on the new currency notes and their benefits. Community leaders in the LGAs have also been visited to ensure that the message reaches the grassroots.
In addition, the NOA has been visiting markets, motor parks, and motorcycle and tricycle operators to sensitize them on the new currency notes. The agency has also been carrying out road walks and motorized campaigns in the LGAs, with the aim of reaching as many people as possible.
To find out more about the campaign activities being carried out across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), please click on the link provided below.