Money is on the mind of Nigerians this week. The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the period for exchanging Naira notes to February 10 after it became obvious that the deadline of January 31 could not be met.
Banks worked all weekend with some customers lining up carrying bags of old Naira notes, while others were distributing new notes to rural areas.
For many hustling on the streets, bank transfers are not an option since they do not have a bank account. The country breathed a sigh of relief for this respite, but eleven days will be over very soon.