In a now-deleted tweet, the guy also posted a photo of the purported rat which he strung up in a crucifixion position because of the dastardly act.
He captioned; “Rat chop new note wey everybody dey struggle for, he’s being questioned atm. New note wey i withdraw 10k , dis rat go chop am…make I no lie you NA UR LAST SUPPER BE THAT OOO We are investigating this wicked rat ,we want to know who sent him.”
The Nigerian Security Printing and Minting (NSPM) disclosed that the new N200, N500, and N1,000 notes have a security feature that causes them to stain white surfaces.
In a statement on Friday, the Managing Director of NSPM, Ahmed Halilu, emphasized some characteristics of the new notes and explained that the purpose of the announcement was to inform and educate individuals who have raised doubts about the quality of the notes.
Halilu said; “The attention of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc has been drawn to various clips, skits, concerns and comments on various platforms regarding the quality of the redesigned banknotes that were recently unveiled and issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“As the nation’s foremost security printing and minting company saddled with the responsibility of producing the country’s currency (naira), we find it expedient to address the salient issues and further enlighten Nigerians on the features of the currency and, most importantly, the misconception about the quality of the new naira notes.
“The NSPM Plc has been meeting the currency needs of Nigeria with the support of the Central Bank of Nigeria since 2014. Indeed, Nigeria has achieved zero importation of currency, developed local capacity and, to an extent, conserved foreign exchange within this period.
“We want to inform all Nigerians that the new naira notes are of the same substrates and passed through the same printing processes and finishing procedures. It is, therefore, basically the same as the other notes in circulation. It also leaves traces of intaglio inks when rubbed on plain white surfaces. It is, however, important to note that new banknotes are generally light when issued, then become heavier in circulation on getting in contact with dirt and moisture.
“In addition, the second stage of currency printing (Intaglio) requires a heavy deposit of special inks with fairly large particles to give a tactile feeling of the portraits as well as other raised prints by way of design.”
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