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Currency in Circulation:

Notes: N1000 | N500 | N200| N100 C | N100 | N50 | N20 | N10 | N5
Coins: N2 | N 1 | 50 Kobo

Currency Withdrawn:

 Earlier | 1959 | 1965 | 1968 | 1973 | 1977 | 1979 | 1984 | 1991 | 2007

N5 Note

Dimensions
130mm x 72mm

Date Released
28th February, 2007

Design:
Predominant Colour: Mauve

The N5 note was originally introduced in 1979 and in 1984 the colours were changed while the essential features of the note remained the same.

The main feature on the front is the engraved portrait of Alhaji Sir Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa (1912-1966), educationist, and the first Prime Minister from September 1957 to January1966.

The back illustrates Nkpokiti Dancers from the South Eastern part of  Nigeria

Past Issues of this note

Withdrawn in February, 2007
Withdrawn in 1984
withdrawn in 1984
   

Read about Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
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Facts : 1/1/1900
West African Currency Board:The West African Currency Board was established in 1912 to retain the services of Bank of British West Africa. It set up four centres in Lagos, Accra, Freetown and Barthurst (now Banjul).
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