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Priscilla Ekwere Eleje Biography | First Woman On Nigerian Naira

Mrs. Priscilla Ekwere Eleje has broken lots of history. She is the first female Director of currency at CBN as well as the first woman to have her signature on the N1,000 note. Since the news broke out, there have been lots of inquiries on who this. We will be showing you and telling you everything you need to know about Priscilla Ekwere Eleje Biography.

The Nigerian currency was created in 1960, 59 years ago. Since then, no woman has ever had her signature on the Nigerian’s currency. Also, no other Nigerian woman has been a Director of Currency at the Nigerian Central Bank. She has broken these two records. Prior to this, she was an Acting Director of Currency and Operations at CBN. Her new role as Substantive Director was confirmed on Thursday, August 30, 2018. So, who is this woman?

Priscilla Ekwere Eleje Biography

Let’s see the details about this wonderful woman of records. Truth is, there are few things known about the personal life of this lady. However, some details about her educational background is in the public domain.

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Educational background

Mrs Eleje is a psychology graduate of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Nigeria.  She holds a Banking and Management degree at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA and is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA). She is also an alumnus of the prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship programme, which “brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.”

The history of women and the Nigerian currency

Before Mrs Eleje, there was Sarah Alade, the only woman who has come close to achieving this incredible feat. She was appointed the head, fiscal analysis division of the CBN. She eventually becomes the deputy governor (Economic Policy). Following the suspension of Lamido Sanusi Lamido as governor of CBN, she became the acting CBN governor. She is the first and only woman to hold this position.

Mrs Alade was in office from February 20, 2014, to June 3, 2014. She was succeeded by the current CBN governor – Emefiele. There are reports that Emefiele is doing his best to have more women in CBN.

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Woman CBN Governor

Right from its inception, there has not been a woman who rose to the rank of the CBN governor. But, with this news, ti could just be a matter of time before that record is broken.

Congratulations Priscilla Ekwere Eleje.


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