2019 Elections: Aliyu Mai-Bornu, Clement Isong On 1000 Note, Speak In Edited Video


2019 Elections: Ex-CBN Governors Aliyu Mai-Bornu, Clement Isong Speak In Edited Video


Dele Momodu shared this edited video of the two personalities on the 1000 Naira note, former CBN Governors, urging Nigerians not to sell their votes in the 2019 Elections.

While Clement Isong 'spoke' in English language, Aliyu Mai-Bornu 'spoke' in his native language.

They 'said':

"Good day my fellow Nigerians, please I beg you, don't sell your votes, vote for the right candidates, God bless you."

Many Nigerians have commended the graphic designer who came up with the idea and produced the video.


Some also argued over the message passed.

Credit: Longest john entertainment, A a creative video editor, A cinematographer made the video.

Watch the video below and see reactions from Nigerians above ...


Brief Profile And Biography of the Former CBN Governors On the 1000 Naira note - Aliyu Mai-Borno and Clement Isong 


Mallam Aliyu Mai-Bornu (1919 – 23 February 1970) was a Nigerian economist, and the first indigenous Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Mai-Bornu was born in 1919 of Kanuri origin, Borno State. He attended Yola Middle School, and was admitted to Kaduna College in 1938, graduating in 1942 as an English language teacher. Mai-Bornu taught English at Yola Middle School (1942–1946) and then Kaduna College (1946–1954). He was briefly House Tutor at the Veterinary School in Vom in 1954. He then studied Economics at Bristol University in the United Kingdom (1954–1957).

Mai-Bornu returned to Nigeria and obtained a post as Administrative Officer with the Northern Nigeria Public Service (1957–1959). He was seconded to the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1959 as an Assistant Secretary, rising through the ranks until being appointed Deputy Governor in 1962. Mai-Bornu was Governor of the Central Bank (1963–1967). After leaving the bank, he was appointed Director and General Manager of the Nigerian Tobacco Company (1967–1969).

He served on the Board of Directors of the company until his death on the 23rd of February, 1970. His portrait features on the 1,000 Naira note brought into circulation of October 12, 2005.

Clement Nyong Isong: Dr. Clement Nyong Isong (20 April 1920 – 29 May 2000) was a Nigerian banker and politician who was Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (15 August 1967 – 22 September 1975) during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.

Isong was born on 20 April 1920 in Eket, Akwa Ibom State. He studied at University College, Ibadan, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where he obtained a Ph.D. in Economics. He taught Economics in the University of Ibadan before joining the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as Secretary, later becoming Director of Research. He was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an Adviser in the African Department.

After retirement from the CBN, Isong entered politics and was elected the first civilian Governor of Cross River State from 1979 to 1983 on the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) platform.

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