What looked like a scene in the movies happened today (Wednesday) along Kano road in Kaduna State, when some persons believed to be beggars rejected the N1, 000 given to them by a public spirited individual.


This may not be unconnected with the January 31 deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to phase out some old naira notes including: N200, N500 and N1000.

Our correspondent reports that a young man was approached by three beggars in wheelchairs as he exited a bus.


The stranger realized that they were asking for money, the man pulled a N1,000 bill (note) out of his wallet and extended it toward the beggar, who was the oldest of the three.


But the beggars, in an amusing response, turned their wheelchairs around, looked at themselves and rejected the young man’s offer by moving away from him.

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