A new N100 note, in commemoration of Nigeria’s
100-year celebration, will be unveiled by President
Goodluck Jonathan today.
A statement by the CBN read in part, “The choice of
the N100 denomination is to mark the centenary
celebration of Nigeria and is consistent with best
global practices for central banks around the world
during the celebration of national events.
“Part of the features of the commemorative
banknote is the inscription of the theme of the
centenary celebration: ‘One Nigeria, Great Promise’
as a micro-text.
“While retaining the portrait of the late Chief
Obafemi Awolowo on the front, the new note
features Nigerian traditional dancers at the back.
The commemorative note comes in different