For The First Time In History, The Signature Of A Woman Goes On The Naira

, Magazine

Pricilla Ekwere Eleje is the first woman in Nigeria in history to have her signature on the naira.

Eleje, who has been the Acting Director of currency and operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been confirmed as substantive director.

She is the female Director of currency in the history of the bank, and her signature has been appended on the naira-breaking a 61-year old tradition. Ladi Kwali, Nigeria’s foremost potter, is the only woman on the naira, taking a spot at the back of the N20 note.