“I’ll Pay For Them”: Young Man Shows off Old Naira Notes of 2007 His Late Grandpa Left Behind, People Rush Him
- A young Nigerian man has attracted unsolicited buyers for old naira notes he claimed his late grandpa left behind
- On Saturday, January 28, he took to Twitter to ask a bank if they would change his notes that are older than the current old notes to new ones
- He got a funny response from the bank's page handler, but many people sure loved the notes which were last in circulation in 2007
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A photo of old naira notes which were in use in 2007 has elicited mixed reactions on social media.
A young man @twog_22 had on Saturday shared a picture of the notes on Twitter as he asked a popular bank if they would take back the old currencies, saying his grandfather forgot to change them before he passed away.
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"Dear @UBAGroup before my grandfather kicked bucket he couldn't change this notes to current notes.. I fit lap any of una branch with hope abi oti lo?," he tweeted.
The bank gave a hilarious response to his tweet. The bank replied while quoting his tweet:
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"Alexa, please play me the hit song by @hotkidfire_ and @Poco_lee21- Izz Gone."
The tweet blew up and while many were in stitches over the bank's reply, others wanted the notes for themselves.
One of interested persons, @afilmhead, offered;
"Hello Twog if you are serious about this wrest I can buy this notes from you for £50 (over N28k)."
The young man was also willing to give out the notes. He replied;
"Lol no, the notes are much,, I can keep just a note from each denomination. would gladly give you for free if you're in PH."
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See his tweet below:
Social media reactions
"How much to buy this off you bro ?"
"I will pay for them..
"Are you in Lagos?"
"Your grandfather was a rich man ooo äḅḧï ehn bury the money for pot nii like in Nollywood movies."
"Collectors' Items. Keep them safe. One day, may be worth a lot more than is apparently visible."
"Yuh Papa dey wealthy."
"Seeing this made me sad, I’d been collecting since I was 10years, had a break-in my house some years back and they took it all. I think it’s cause I kept it with foreign currencies I’d collected. If you’re serious about giving it out I’m very interested. I’ve started rebuilding."
"That 1 naira and 50 Kobo are the real MVPs... Keep them well and you could rack something decent someday from an antique collector."
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Man breaks his piggy bank of 2 years over CBN's directive
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man had broken his piggy bank of two years to beat CBN's directive.
In a video shared via his account, he expressed his shock as he opened the box to find plenty rolls of N1,000 notes.
He exclaimed happily in the video and advised netizens to learn how to save so they can also smile and rejoice like him. He said in part:
"I started saving this money on the 19th of January 2021. If not for CBN that said they want to change the money, I would have saved it for years. Wow! Jesus is wonderful. Can you see? Saving is a culture. You have to discipline yourself."