To save Nigerians from falling victim to fake naira notes, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released the security features of the new naira notes.
This was made known in a document released by the Apex Bank on Tuesday.
The security features of the new Naira notes show 23 features on the N1,000 note, 15 features on the N500 note, and 10 features on the N200 note.
The release of the security features has brought relief to many Nigerians who have demonstrated fear over counterfeiting of the Naira notes.
One such person is Olachi Obina, a Lotto operator who said, “I don’t like it because it can easily be faked.”
According to the CBN, the naira banknotes are protected by a number of security features to enable the easy recognition of genuine notes. The distinguishing features which can be recognized by touch and visibility are the raised print, the security thread, and the watermark. Other areas such as the portrait, lettering, and the denominational numerals on the obverse and reverse of the notes are embossed. The raised prints provide tactility, while the security thread, which ordinarily looks broken but is not when held up against the light, has “CBN” in small lettering printed on both sides of the notes.
The Naira notes are also protected against photocopying. There are also features, which are visible under ultraviolet light; for example, the serial number on each banknote is black but turns green under ultraviolet light.
Source: Business Day