Weeks after announcing the intention to redesign the Naira notes, President Muhammadu Buhari officially unveiled the new designs on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
The president unveiled the new N200, N500, and N1,000 denominations, as proposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.
Photos of the redesigned Naira notes that have circulated online show that the denominations have a similar appearance to the previous look, albeit with a slight difference in colour.
Nigerians have now trooped to social media to share their opinions on photos of the Naira notes currently making the rounds, with the majority of them expressing disappointment in the new design.
Reacting, Comedian Basket Mouth wrote, “They clearly used a Snapchat filter for this”, an opinion that Twitter user @Adewale Adetona also agreed with.
Nigerian lawmaker Shehu Sani tweeted, “If it’s Naira colour,the CBN should have just engage Snapchat”. Then he added,
What shall it profit a Naira if it can get a whole new colour and still lose its value.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) November 23, 2022
@EssienTruth, “What’s this? Is this the redesign? Making it look blurry and archaic? Of course, it’s suicidal to expect anything good or exceptional about this government.”
“These people just dipped the old Naira notes inside Hypo bleach 3 times, made some incantations and poured libation, then called it new Naira notes. God will judge Emefiele,” @drpenking added.
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“We’re almost out of ink”
Meffy: Print it like that.
— Drew ✦ (@DREW_certified) November 23, 2022
Redesigned Naira pic.twitter.com/NldaCCjwzL
— Doctör Penking™ (@drpenking) November 23, 2022
Someone needs to go explain what ‘to redesign’ something actually means.
My three month old niece who can barely keep her neck straight would do a far better job than this.
All the did was pour red, green and blue on the old notes.
— DCMBRMN (@blacksheepincc) November 23, 2022
— OluGbenGA🕊 Faaji 🍾 (@omo_supa) November 23, 2022
What exactly did they redesign here? These things look like the toner or ink has finished in the printer. They must be more to this nonsense. I was expecting to see a more attractive/digital design.
— Eloka™ (@rex_eloka) November 23, 2022
These new naira notes be like wetin go stain your pocket if rain beat you.
— i_pissvodka🥃 (@maziibe_) November 23, 2022
This new ones come even look fake coz of the over colors..nawa oh , God help up from these old cargos
— PuffDD😈 (@Ardo66Leon) November 23, 2022