eNaira: CBN registers Keke Napep drivers, traders in Oshodi, Orile
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in collaboration with Bizi Mobile Cashless Conduct has kicked off the onboarding of Keke Napep drivers and traders in Oshodi market on the eNaira platform to drive it’s adoption in Lagos State.
The eNaira is a CBN issued digital currency that provides a unique form of money denominated in Naira, serving as both a medium of exchange and a store of value, offering better payment prospects in retail transactions when compared to cash payments.
The lender of last resort also extended the onboarding exercise to the Orile area of the state.
Speaking at the event, Director Information Technology Department, CBN/Co-ordinator Technical Working Committee eNaira Secretariat, Hajiya Rakiya Mohammed, noted that the apex bank has carried out awareness and onboarding of citizens on the eNaira platform in many states.
Represented by Dr. Khalifa Nuhu, from the Information Technology Department, CBN, Mohammed said: “This is part of many initiatives we have been doing across many states. Today we are in Lagos to continue this national assignment. It is our hope that today this activity will also increase other people’s awareness and Lagos being a commercial hub in this country will also help us to campaign the awareness across the country.
‘‘The beauty about e-naira is it is not a very technical application in terms of how you access it.
“You can access e-naira through multiple channels. You can access it using an android phone or a smartphone if you are good with that.’’