The website explained that customers would be able to move money from their bank account to their eNaira wallet with ease; monitor their eNaira wallet, check balances and view transaction history; make in-store payment using their eNaira wallet by scanning QR codes; and send money to one another through a linked bank account or card.
It stated that the eNaira was crafted with interesting elements for modern solutions that paid keen attention to details.
According to the website, the Nigerian digital currency that would be issued and regulated by the CBN had benefits which included fast, cheap, reliable and available payment channel; supports digital economy; improved economic activities; and simplified and easy cross border payments and trade.
It also said it would ensure inclusion of excluded people in the financial system; improved effectiveness of monetary policies; ease in tax remittance and collection to support the country’s growth; and ease in targeted social interventions to support Nigerians.
During the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, after the last Monetary Policy Committee meeting recently, disclosed that it would be launched on Independence Day celebration.
He said, On October 1, a Nigerian should be able to download the eNaira app either through Google play store or Apple App store, onboard themselves, fund their eNaira wallet, using their bank accounts or with cash at a registered agent.”
According to him, the eNaira launch was not going to be a one off thing, but a journey that would start on October