The Naira Is A Male Chauvinist!

As women and men battle over equality in politics, business, family, etc, no one seems to have noticed that the Naira 'hates' women faces.... or so it seems.

Many times we make reference to how women, especially Nigerian women like money - whether we are joking or serious.

But as the battle of the sexes pull the argument back and forth, no one seems to notice that the Nigerian currency is biased against the female gender.

Yes! I said so! Why is it that in all Naira notes in circulation, women do not appear even once as the main image.

They only appeared twice on the main side on the N50 note, and even there, it’s one artist's impression of a female face wedged in by 3 male faces.

Remember that the N500 that former CBN governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi wanted to introduce, allegedly with the face of 3 women, was killed in the womb of the CBN. Why?

If you still don't believe me - that the Naira 'hates' women – then read through this slide:

N1000: On the front of the note are the portraits of Alhaji Aliyu Mai Bornu and  Dr. Clement Isong - who were the first and second indigenous Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

N500: On the front of the note is a portrait of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe - first President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

N200: On the front is the picture of Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, - the Sarduana of Sokoto and the first Premier of Northern Nigeria.

N100: On the front is the portrait of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, former Premier of Western Region.

N50: On the front are the hand engraved portraits of four Nigerians, three men and a woman, superimposed on the Nigerian map.

N20: On the front is image of late Head of State, General Murtala Mohammed (1938-1976). The back has the portrait of Ladi Kwali, a famous potter.

N10: On the front is the engraved portrait of Dr. Alvan Ikoku (1900-1971), a prominent educationist.

N5: 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.

So now that we know that our patriarchal society is skewered against women, even in presentation of our bank notes, what do we do?

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