“Following the emergence of the 20 Naira note in 1977, other denominations of currency such as the N1, N5, N10, N50 etc notes were introduced. Using distinctively separate colours to aid easy identification, the engravings on the notes were also made to symbolise the cultural characteristics of Nigeria at the time.
With the successful introduction of these currency notes which all paid tribute to symbolic National Heroes from Alvan Ikoku to Civilian farmers, this ensured the foothold “by Nigeria for Nigeria” was retained in the financial sector.
Rebirth 1 and 2 educates, celebrates and freezes the aforementioned moments in Nigeria’s Rich Cultural History.”
- Ayo Filade 2017