- Priscilla Ekwere Eleje become the first female to have her signature on the 1000 naira note
- The woman is also the first female director of currency operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria
- Naira notes that are newly printed will carry Eleje signature
A Nigerian woman has broken a record that has been in place since the introduction of the Nigerian currency. The woman identified as Priscilla Ekwere Eleje became the first female to sign on the 1000 naira note.
Eleje broke this record 61 years after the introduction of Nigerian currency. She is also the first female director of currency operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Photos of a thousand naira note with Eleje's signature was shared on different social media platforms. In 2018, Eleje was confirmed substantive director of the apex bank on August 30.
Eleje had studied psychology at the University of Jos. She is also an alumna of the prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship programme.
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The woman had completed her fellowship programme in banking and management at Boston University, Massachusetts in the United States of America. She is also a Certified Information System Auditor.
Priscilla Ekwere Eleje made Nigeria proud!
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