FLASH | CBN Agrees to Mint Gambian Dalasi

by on June 15, 2021

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has agreed in principle to mint the Gambian Dalasi.

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria agreed to the currency minting proposal from the Governor of the Central Bank of the Gambia, Mr. Buah Saidy, who led a delegation to visit him on Tuesday, June 15.

Mr. Emefiele said Nigeria has a lot of capacity in currency printing as she has been minting since the 1960s and “we are willing to assist in printing your currency. We can be extremely competitive in terms of cost,’ he said.

Earlier the Gambian Central Bank Governor said his country is running very low on currency and wants to learn how to manage their currency need annually leveraging Nigeria’s wealth of knowledge and experience.

He said currently, they placed an order for two years currency minting deal abroad but they are considering also minting from Nigeria if Nigeria is willing.

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