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eNAIRA APP GOES LIVE AFTER PRESIDENT BUHARI OFFICIAL LAUNCH

eNAIRA APP GOES LIVE AFTER PRESIDENT BUHARI OFFICIAL LAUNCH

The CBDC’s digital currency eNaira app and its merchant wallet are now live and available for download from Google Playstore and Apple Store.

Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), announced that the eNaira App, has gone live after an official launching by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

The launch took place at the State House in Abuja. The eNaira App was scheduled to be launched on October 1, 2021, but was moved due to a clog of activities billed for Nigeria’s 61st anniversary celebrations.Nigeria is one of only a few countries in the world to develop an official digital currency.

The eNaira app was developed by fintech company Bitt, which is also behind the creation of CBDC in some East Caribbean countries.

At the launch on Monday, the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele, said 500 million eNaira ($1.21 million) has already been minted.

The CBDC’s eNara app and its merchant wallet are now live and available for download.

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The two apps, eNaira speed wallet and eNaira merchant wallet, are now available on Google playstore and Apple store.

A notice on the enaira website gives details into how the currency and the wallet will work.

“Get Ready With Your Accurate BVN Data For Your Hitch-Free Enrolment,” it says.

“To sign-up on the eNaira app and speed wallet, you would be required to input the following details exactly as captured during your BVN enrollment.

“First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, State of Origin, and Email.

“Your Banks are waiting to assist you in validating and updating your BVN details to ensure seamless enrolment to the eNaira Platform,” it says.

The central bank has also published the regulatory guidelines of the currency on its website.

“The guideline seeks to provide simplicity in the operation of eNaira, encourage general acceptability and use, promote low cost of transactions, drive financial inclusion while minimizing inherent risks of disintermediation of any negative impact on the financial system,” it says.

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