According to the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN), spraying the Naira notes is an offense punishable by 6 months in jail.
This was made known by the Acting Director of the bank’s Currency Operations Department, Priscilla Eleje, during a public sensitization and enlightenment campaign in Ibadan over the weekend.
“It’s a crime, she said, one punishable with either the jail term or a fine of ₦50,000 or both. It is a criminal offence punishable by six months imprisonment or a fine of N50,000 or both to sell, spray or mutilate the banknotes.
It is also a criminal offence which attracts five years imprisonment without an option of fine for anybody to counterfeit the naira. Naira is our pride as a country. So respect it.”
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