A video showing a bus conductor in Lagos rejecting a freshly styled naira note from a female passenger has gone viral.
On Thursday, December 15, the lady boarded a commercial bus to work and paid the conductor with the new N1,000 note, but he refused to accept it.
The conductor claimed he can’t collect the money since he is not yet familiar with it because he is afraid of being conned. The lady stated that she didn’t have any further cash on her, though.
The conductor instructed the woman to get off the bus and board another bus because he doesn’t want to take a chance collecting the money since he was dubious about the legitimacy of the money.
Fortunately for her, several passengers begged on her behalf and pushed the conductor to take the money because it is already in circulation, before he ultimately took it.
The video has provoked conflicting emotions on social media, with many stating they understand the conductor’s point of view.