TICKER: CBN set to introduce N5,000 notes in 2013

The Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Sanusi Lamido has announced the bank’s intention to introduce N5000 notes.

The CBN governor told reporters in Abuja on Thursday  that the plan is will enhance the quality of banknotes, incorporate more effective features for the visually impaired as well as reduce the cost of production, distribution and disposal of banknotes.

“Under the new structures, the existing denomination of N50, N100, and N200, N500 and N1000 will be redesigned with added new security features,” the CBN governor said.

The lower notes of N5, N10 and N20 will be converted to coins.

The N5000 note will bear the faces of three prominent Nigerian female activists. They late politician and social mobiliser, Margaret Ekpo (1914 – 2006); the late politician and activist Hajia Gambo Sawaba (1933 – 2001) and late politician and women’s right activist Funmilayo Kuti (1900 -1978), will have their faces featured on the new note.

The redesigned N50 and new N5000 notes will be launched early next year.

When introduced,  the naira currency structure will become  12, six coins and six bank notes denominations.

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Comments (3)

  1. Nigeria is still falling backword. Fron the begining of this countre we spend #an k so what hapeen to our kobo let's think #5000 can not help naigeria ecornomic insted we ill keep falling back word so think twice

  2. LAMIDO SANUSI IS A DOOM TO NIGERIA ECONOMY, why this? Is it a development or what? Why not find solution to our fallen naira to be equivalent to dollar, pound, etc. Instead of converting #5, #10 #20 to coin. What happen to #1,#2 and 5ok will eventually happen to d new coin. OLE, BARAWO. Think less leader Nigeria are not in support.

  3. It is another move to bastardize our naira, encourage inflation and corruption. What happened to 50k, Ni.00 coins will eventually happen to N5, N10, N20 and N50 coins.

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