For the very first time in Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman, Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, goes on the naira.
Eleje, who has been acting director of currency and operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been confirmed substantive director.
She is the first female director of currency in the history of the bank, and her signature has been appended on the naira.
Insiders at CBN told TheCable that the Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the bank, has been working to ensure more women come to the table at the bank.
TheCable also learned that she was confirmed on August 30, 2018, and currencies printed afterward would carry her signature.
TheLagostimes gathered that Mrs. Eleje is a psychology graduate of the University of Jos, Nigeria.
She is an alumna of the prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship programme in Banking and Management at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA.
She is also a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).