Things Meffy Should Include in The CBN Naira Makeover

November 7, 2022

Ever since the Central Bank Governor (CBN) Godwin “Meffy” Emefiele decided to dress up and redesign the N200, N500, and N1,000 banknotes, things have been looking scary for the naira, with its continuous fall and intense dollar scarcity.

Despite the Finance minister having zero ideas on the matter, Meffy isn’t turning back on his plans to release the new naira designs on December 15, 2022. Here are three  things we at Citizen would love to see (or not see) with the new naira notes:

A picture of the #EndSARS victims

Remembering the victims of #EndSARS and the Lekki Toll Gate massacre by symbolically placing them on the nation’s currency will serve as a true mark of honor to our fallen heroes.

But wait, our government doesn’t acknowledge anyone was killed at the toll gate, so that may be a lost cause. Fingers crossed anyway.

Some more Nigerian heroines

We are tired of seeing great Nigerian women relegated to the back of the naira notes. 

What happened to women like Funmilayo Ransom-Kuti, Queen Amina, Margaret Ekpo, and the rest of them? They too, need to stand out boldly at the front of the naira notes like the men.

More pop culture icons

Have you ever reasoned that the lack of Nigerian pop culture icons may be what is making our naira fall? 

Maybe if we are always seeing Burna Boy and Asake on our naira notes every day, we may decide to thrash dollar notes in the bin and appreciate our currency more.

Have any more ideas on what you wish to see on the Naira? Let us know.

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