On Monday, the Department of State Services (DSS) revealed that some staff members of commercial bank are collaborating with criminals to sell the newly redesigned Naira notes.
The DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunnaya, said the agency made the discovery following the arrest of some of the suspects.
Afunnaya warned bank workers against such acts while urging the appropriate regulatory authorities to step up monitoring and supervisory activities to address the situation.
“It should be noted that the Service has ordered its Commands and Formations to further ensure that all persons and groups engaged in the illegal sale of the notes are identified.
“Therefore, anyone with useful information relating to this is encouraged to pass the same to the relevant authorities,” the DSS said.
There has been reports that members of the public are facing difficulties assessing the new Naira notes due to scarcity in the various commercial banks and Automated Teller Machines across the country.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Sunday, extended the deadline to February 10, hitherto, January 31, enabling Nigerians to change all old notes.