Federal Government To Launch eNaira On Monday
President Muhammadu Buhari will formally unveil the Nigerian Central Bank Digital Currency, known as the eNaira, on Monday, at the State House, Abuja.
The Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Osita Nwanisobi, said this in a statement titled ‘President Buhari to unveil eNaira on Monday, 25 October 2021.’
It stated that the launch of the eNaira is a culmination of several years of research work by the Central Bank of Nigeria in advancing the boundaries of payment system to make financial transactions easier and seamless for every stratum of the society.
The statement said, “Following series of engagements with relevant stakeholders including the banking community, fintech operators, merchants and a cross-section of Nigerians, the CBN designed the digital currency, which shall be activated on Monday, October 25, 2021.
Given that the eNaira is a journey, the statement said the unveiling marked the first step in that journey, which would continue with a series of further modifications, capabilities, and enhancements to the platforms.
The CBN stated that it would continue to work with relevant partners to ensure a seamless process that would benefit every user, particularly those in the rural areas and the unbanked population.
The CBN said, “Since the eNaira is a new product, and among the first CBDCs in the world, we have put a structure to promptly address any issue that might arise from the pilot implementation of the eNaira”.
Following Monday’s formal launch by the President, the CBN stated that it would further engage various stakeholders as it entered a new age consistent with global financial advancement.
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