Eleje, First and Only Female to Have Her Name and Signature on Nigerian Currency, Retires from CBN

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Mrs. Priscilla Ekwueme Eleje, who made history last year when she became the first and only female to have her name and signature on Nigerian Naira courtesy of her position as Director of Currency Operations.

Eleje, who hails from Delta State, retired from the apex bank on December 5, having reached the statutory retirement age.

Mr. Ahmed Bello Umar has been redeployed as her substantive replacement effective immediately.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in a statement by its Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor, said Umar, until his redeployment, was the Director, Trade and Exchange Department at the Bank.

Born on July 10, 1963, Umar joined the services of the CBN in May 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987. He also holds certification in Information Systems Audit & Control…

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