CBN eyes 7,740 agents to drive eNaira adoption

The Central Bank of Nigeria is targeting no fewer than 10 agents in the 774 local government areas in Nigeria to drive the eNaira adoption.

In total, the bank is planning to engage more than 7,740 agents with a view to onboarding people at the grassroots on the eNaira platform.

Speaking at the Keke NAPEP riders’ eNaira onboarding at Galadimawa Junction in Abuja on Saturday, a Central Bank of Nigeria consultant, Dr Aminu Bizi, said the CBN had provided a 5 per cent subsidy for those using the digital currency platform.

“The CBN has decided that a customer will have a 5 per cent subsidy. The CBN will give you a 5 per cent subsidy.  Electronically, the Keke NAPEP using the platform will have an instant 5 per cent discount if a passenger pays N100. The Keke NAPEP will have N100, plus the 5 per cent,” he said, noting that the passenger would also have a 5 per cent discount

Bizi said the essence of the sensitisation programme was to show Nigerians at the grassroots how the eNaira platform worked.

“An ordinary phone can carry the eNaira, without having an account number, without having a BVN. What you need is just a NIN number. You can receive and transfer from any account,” he noted.


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