The short ceremony, initially scheduled for last Wednesday was postponed till today because of the President’s journey to Burkina Faso.
Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele joined the president and VP, Namadi Sambo to unveil the note during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
The CBN governor said the note was to commemorate the 100 years of the nation’s amalgamation, adding that nations like Morocco, Russia and Costa Rica were some of the countries that had issued currencies to commemorate important events.
He said the design of the note combines features such as security, durability, attractiveness, cultural heritage and transformation.
President Jonathan commended the CBN for coming up with the note, even though he said it was coming a bit late.
Source: Daily Post
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