While Nigerians are busy going back and forth over whether the N5000 note should be introduced or not, fresh information has it that a sample of the controversial note have already been printed abroad and is in the country, preparatory to approval and then printing and distribution as early as January next year. This is despite the fact that both the House of Representatives and the Senate are insisting that they are yet to give approval for the new note. But the presidency has given its blessings to the introduction of the new note. The Central Bank have come out to declare that what had been printed is just the design and not the original naira note which will come into effect in March 2013. According to CBN officials,“Before introducing any currency, you have to print a design copy for the monetary authorities to vet and look at the features to ensure they meet security specifications and every other feature in it.