A Twitter user @reetah_kay, who was among church workers who counted money in her church after the last service, expressed her shock upon seeing a Nigerian old £1 amongst the offerings given in the church.
Taking to Twitter to recount the experience, she wrote;
After sunday service,those counting d money did dere work and guess what they found? “Nigeria’s own One Pound” I mean “one pound” used btw d year 1907 and 1973…Now my question is,how did dis person manage to keep dis currency till date?
Long before the Naira was introduced on 1 January 1973, the Nigeria pound was the currency of Nigeria between 1907 and 1973.