Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, the first female director of currency in the history of the Central Bank of Nigeira, has her signature as that of the first female to appear on the Naira.
While Ladi Kwali, Nigeria’s foremost potter, is the only woman on the Naira, taking a spot at the back of the N20 note, Sarah Alade was the closest woman to this feat, rising to become the deputy governor of the CBN after as she was appointed the head, fiscal analysis division of the CBN at the turn of the millenium.
Alade, who — though in acting capacity — became the very first female governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), retired on March 22, 2017, after leading at the bank in various capacities. Aishah Ahmed was appointed to replace Alade in 2018.
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