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eNaira: CBN Defers Launching it

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Despite the huge advertisement that has been made about the launching of the new eNaira note, a campaign that has kicked start for over four months, the apex bank in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria late yesterday night had announced the deferment of the planned unveiling of the digital currency, eNaira.



It is instructive to note that the launch was initially scheduled for October 1, but was postponed due to other activities lined up to commemorate the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary.

The apex bank’s Director of Communications, Osita Nwasinobi, explained in a statement that the CBN took the decision to postpone the launch, which had been initially planned to coincide with the Independence anniversary, in deference to the mood of national rededication to the collective dream of One Nigeria.

It read in part, “Ahead of the anticipated launch of Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency, known as eNaira, the Spokesman of the Central bank of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, says the planned unveiling on October 1, 2021 has now been deferred due to other key activities lined up to commemorate the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary.”

While assuring that there was no cause for alarm, Nwasinobi said the CBN and other partners were working round the clock to ensure a seamless process that will be for the overall benefit of the customer, particularly those in the rural areas and the unbanked population.


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