Women & Child Development

Betty Akeredolu hails Priscilla Ekwere Eleje As First Female Signatory On Naira

The wife of the Ondo State Governor Arabirin Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu has joined the rest of the world to congratulate the first female Director of currency Central Bank of Nigeria Mrs Priscilla Ekwere Eleje.

For the very first time in Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman, Eleje, goes on the naira.

Eleje, who has been acting director of currency and operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been confirmed substantive director.
She is the first female director of currency in the history of the bank, and her signature has been appended on the naira.

Reacting to the feat, Mrs Betty Akeredolu said, “this is a BIG leap of joy in our hearts, in our effort, in our commitment to #BEMORE than what the society wants us to be.”

“a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Gradually and steadily we will cover the ground without leaving any gaps.

It is about time Nigerian women began to realise that “a woman’s place is EVERYWHERE and resist any restrictions thrown on her way as she climbs the social ladder.”

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