- A Nigerian man who went to the bank to withdraw some money has posted the video of the N200 notes he was given
- The video posted on Twitter showed the money looking very old and even almost 'rotten' as the man said it was smelling
- Angry reactions have trailed the video as some Nigerians said people might refuse to take the money from him
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A Nigerian man has posted a video on Twitter showing some old N200 notes given to him in the bank.
The video posted by @MrMekzy_ showed that the money handed him was very old and even almost 'rotten.'
It is almost as if the money would tear into tiny pieces if touched too hard or folded into a wallet.
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Video of rotten N200 notes man got from bank
The man said the money smelled bad and he must wash his hands after touching the dirty-looking cash.
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He said he had to take the money from his bank because he needed it to pay some people for a service.
"I just received this from the bank, they’re so bad and most of them are torn but half bread is better that none. We really need to do better in the way we handle our currency in this country."
This is coming as Nigerians continue to battle to get cash to pay for essential services and goods following the scarcity of the naira.
Watch the video below:
Twitter users react to video of tattered N200 notes
Nigerians who have seen the cash have said those he wants to pay might reject it because it is too old.
"I can perceive it too. Please return it to the bank."
"They deliberately push this dirty monies to the public..the old notes people deposited surely weren’t this bad! omo there is no better time to leave this country."
Video shows man bathing in front of a bank
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian man went to the bank with a bucket of water and took his bath.
The man was seen in front of the bank using a sponge and soap to wash his body.
It was suggested in the video that the man was angry because he could not get cash.