The naira note is a tapestry of pictures that represent the things and people we are most proud of as Nigerians.
The naira is the currency of Nigeria, subdivided into 100 Kobo and issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
CBN is the sole issuer of legal tender money throughout the Nigerian Federation. It controls the volume of money supply in the economy in order to ensure monetary and price stability.
Below are the pictures on some notes and the original photos they are taken from:
1. The Fulani milk maids
At the back of the 10 naira note are two ladies carrying calabashes. It has been discovered that it is a picture taken by John Wilfrid Hinde an English photographer, whose idealistic and nostalgic style influenced the art of postcard photography.
Hinde took the picture of the Fulani milk maids between 1960 and 1970. Below are the pictures:
2. Murtala Mohammed
General Murtala Ramat Muhammed was born on November 8, 1938 and was assassinated on February 13, 1976.
He was the military ruler of Nigeria from 1975 until his assassination in 1976. His picture appears on the 20 naira note. Below are the pictures:
3. Sir Ahmadu Bello
Sir Ahmadu Bello KBE was born on June 12, 1910 and died on January 15, 1966. He was a Nigerian politician who was the first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region. He also held the title of Sardauna of Sokoto.
His picture appears on the 200 naira note. Below are the pictures:
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4. Obafemi Awolowo
Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo, GCFR, was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria's independence movement, the First and Second Republics and the Civil War.
His picture graces the 100 naira note. Here is the real photo:
5. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, usually referred to as Nnamdi Azikiwe or Zik, was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism.
He served as the second and last Governor-General of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966, holding the presidency throughout the Nigerian First Republic.
His face is on the 500 naira note. Below are the pictures:
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6. Alhaji Aliyu Mai-Bornu
Mallam Aliyu Mai-Bornu was born in 1919 and he died on February 23, 1970. He was a Nigerian economist, and the first indigenous Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
On the 1,000 naira note he is one of the faces, beside Dr Clement Isong. Below are the pictures:
7. Ladi Kwali
Ladi Kwali OON, MBE was a Nigerian potter. Lady Kwali was born in the village of Kwali in the Gwari region of Northern Nigeria, where pottery was an indigenous female tradition.
Ladi Kwali is respected for her pottery and she appears on the 20 naira note. Below is the picture:
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