eNaira: 33 banks join platform as CBN mints 500m

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President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele at the launch of the eNaira on Monday, in Abuja.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has said 33 Nigerian banks have joined the eNaira platform and the apex bank has minted N500 million worth of digital currency.

Ememfiele said this at a ceremony to launch Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency on Monday, at the presidential villa, noting that the platform has recorded an influx of users.

He said, ”33 banks are fully integrated and live on the platform, 500 million has been successfully minted by the Bank, N200 million has been issued to financial institutions, over 2,000 customers have been onboarded and over 120 merchants have successfully registered on the eNaira platform”.

The CBN Governor also explained that the eNaira and the physical Naira are the same legal tender and will have the same value which will be accepted anywhere in the country…

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