Fg To Launch Redesigned N50 Notes, Coins For Independence Celebration !

Date: 27-08-2010 2:46 pm (13 years ago) | Author: Teeco Designer
- at 27-08-2010 02:46 PM (13 years ago)
The Federal Government will launch the redesigned N50 commemorative note and non-circulating coins by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on September 29 at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Yayale Ahmed has said.
President Goodluck Jonathan is to interact with selected women, children and persons with disabilities on September 17 at the State House Abuja as part of the 24 activities lined up to celebrate the country’s 50th Independence Anniversary.

Represented at a world press briefing on the Nigeria at 50 Celebrations by the Director General, Nigeria at 50 Committee, Mr. Babakura Kaigama, he said the decision for the currency to be in circulation or not remained with the CBN but would be disclosed to Nigerians at a later date.

He said the various activities lined up for the celebrations of Nigeria’s Golden Jubilee would present opportunity to celebrate its achievements, even if modest in political and economic spheres. Yayale called on Nigerians to see the anniversary as a tool for strengthening the structures and values that promote democracy, good governance and good neighbourliness, enhance the process of our democratic consolidation and most importantly, open boundless opportunities to all Nigerians to be part of the evolving socio-political and economic advancement of the country.

Other programmes included in the calendar of the celebration activities include, Anniversary Lecture: “ICT Age, its Implication for Nigeria and Africa”, billed for September 14 at the Transcorp Hilton, Nigeria International Investors Forum from September 15 to 17 at the Banquet Hall, State House Abuja, Cultural and Historial Exhibition from September 15 to October 3 at the Velodrome National Stadium Abuja and Children Parliament and presentation of prizes to winners of essay competition on September 17 at the International Conference Centre.

Others are, public debate tagged “Nigeria at 50: Celebrating Resilience” on September 18 at the Transcorp Hilton, Youth Parliament on the morning of September 21 while the anniversary golf tournament will hold in the evening of September 21 to 26 and the IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja. There would also be the flagging off of special Argungun Fishing Festival Motor Rally from Eagles Square by President Jonathan and four teams comprising Sokoto, Bauchi, Ikenne and Onisha would be participating, kicking off from their respective states.

Other activities include Africa at 50 High Level Policy Dialogue featuring all 17 African countries that attained 50 years of independence this year, road show (float), cultural activities (Durbar and Masquerade), gala night, Miss Nigeria Pageant, commissioning of Independence Tower where the Nigerian flag was first hoisted on October 1, 1960, launching of the compendium of Nigeria, food week and 50th anniversary children’s Party by the First Lady, Colloquium on Nigeria’s leadership in the world, seminar on women, children, youths and other vulnerable groups in national development: 50 years after. Presidential banquet and conferment of national honours on 50 distinguished Nigerians, anniversary parade as well as the commissioning of Ford Foundation new office building in Lagos/roundtable on Governance in Africa.

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