CBN unveils currency museum – Kimberly Nec

CBN unveils currency museum


…Urges Nigerians to cease abusing naira  

Uche Usim, Abuja

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),  on Tuesday urged Nigerians to not abuse or mutilate the naira because it stays a nationwide satisfaction and identification image.

The Deputy Governor, Corporate Services of the apex financial institution, Mr. Edward Lamatek Adamu, made the name in Abuja at CBN’s 2018 International Museum Day celebrations the place he additionally unveiled a currency museum.  Adamu, whereas pleading with Nigerians to deal with the naira with utmost care, stated defacing and abusing the currency was eroding the nation’s satisfaction globally.

He stated, “the naira as a symbol of our national pride should not be sprayed or stepped on, should not be squeezed, defaced or stained. The naira should not be sold or counterfeited.”

On the essence of exhibiting Nigeria’s previous and current currencies within the financial institution’s museum, Mr. Edward Adamu famous that, “the exhibition explores the currency in terms of its life cycle from conception to the end of its life otherwise known as the birth to death of bank notes.”

The exhibition, he stated, is “an opportunity for Nigerians to know how the notes come about from conception to its final resting place or its end product, which are recycled products. All these activities are contained in the exhibition.”
Adamu stated it’s inconceivable to know the function of museums with out making an allowance for all of the connections to tradition, their inherent arts, their communities and their surroundings.

The CBN Deputy Governor stated, “thanks to technology, Nigerian museums can now reach beyond their core audience and find new publics through hyper connectivity.” Hyper connectivity, he disclosed, “is a time period coined in 2001 to explain the a number of technique of communication comparable to we have now right this moment like nose to nose contact, instantaneous messaging, phone, amongst others, within the hyper linked world of right this moment, museums have joined the development.

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