By John Ikani
The much-anticipated launch of Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency dubbed eNaira has been postponed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
According to the CBN Spokesperson, Osita Nwanisobi, the decision to postpone the unveiling of the E-naira, scheduled for October the 1st, was made to avoid any distractions from the country’s 61st Independence Day celebration.
Nwanisobi further assured that the CBN and other partners were working round-the-clock to ensure a seamless process that would be in the overall interest of customers, especially the unbanked population.
Heritage Times recalls that some financial experts had earlier cautioned the apex bank to be a bit cautious and not to hasten to launch the digital currency.
Okechukwu Unegbu, a past President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), had advised the CBN to engage more stakeholders in consultations and to carry out adequate sensitisation before launching the e-Naira.