The newly introduced currency has stirred drama and confusion in Kaduna state following the request made by beggars.
A group of roadside beggars reportedly rejected the old naira notes on Wednesday when a Good Samaritan handed them some cash.
The man is said to have given out N1,000 to the beggars at the popular Kano-road, but they refused to accept the money.
An eyewitness narrated how a young man identified as Caleb was accosted by three beggars on wheelchairs as he alighted from a bus.
They surrounded him and were begging for money when he brought a N1000 note from his wallet and stretched it towards the eldest amongst the trio.
To his utmost shock and amusement, the beggars looked at themselves, swiveled their wheelchairs around and moved away from the young man, rejecting his offer.
The Good Samaritan who was confused, told onlookers; “they (beggars), came to me, asking for alms. I gave them what I had on me but they rejected it.”
Caleb further explained that he only had the old currency notes and despite his efforts to get the new naira notes, he has had little luck.