The website was launched yesterday as part of Nigeria’s preparations for the official launch of electronic currency for smooth financial transactions. The website’s URL is https://www.enaira.com/.
According to CBN governor Godwin Emefiele, the digital currency is intended to aid the bank in achieving its goals of fostering greater inclusion through digital channels, supporting cross-border payments for businesses and firms, and providing a secure channel for remittance inflows into the country.
“When fully implemented, the eNaira will enable Nigerians living in rural areas to conduct financial transactions using both digital and feature phone devices,” he stated.
The financial industry’s involvement, according to Emefiele, will be critical in the deployment of the e-naira, and efforts are being made to develop ongoing engagement between the CBN and financial industry stakeholders.
“Beginning October 1st, a Nigerian can download the eNaira app from either the Google Play Store or the App Store and fund their eNaira wallet using their bank accounts or cash at a registered agent location,” he said.