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Our Mission, Vision and Core Values



CBN Vision
"Be THE MODEL CENTRAL BANK delivering PRICE and FINANCIAL SYSTEM STABILITY and promoting SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT."

Mission Statement
"To be proactive in providing a stable framework for the economic development of Nigeria, through effective, efficient, and transparent implementation of monetary and exchange rate policy, and management of the financial sector."

Core Values
Our core values of Meritocracy, Leadership, Learning and Customer-Focus are to guide the behavior of both management and employees of CBN towards the achievement of the Bank's vision. It should be these shared standards that are dear to us, which guide our daily interactions, decisions, plans and implementations. No one, from Governor to Office-Assistant should be in doubt as to what our values are and every execution of their duties should fully reflect those values.

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Facts : 1/16/2006
The Cowry:The Cowry has, for centuries, served our people as an important form of currency. In 1860 the following system was in use: 40 Cowries formed a "String"; 50 Strings made a "head" and 10 heads comprised a "bag". In Lagos in 1865 one bag of 20,000 shells was exchanged for one or two English Pounds.
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