The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged market men and women to sign into the e-Naira as paper currency will soon be out of circulation.
The Delta State Branch Controller of CBN, Mr Godwin Okafor, made the appeal on Friday at the popular Ogbogonogo market during the market sensitisation on e-Naira.
He urged traders to key into the Central Bank’s e-Naira policy.
He said, “We are here at the market today to sensitize the market people to the use of e-Naira. It is fully backed by CBN, unlike Bitcoin which has no legal backing.”
The consultant of CBN on e-Naira, Dr. Aminu Bizi, said Delta was chosen as the second state to sensitise market women to e-Naira after Lagos.
“We are here to sensitise market men and women, shop to shop on the use of e-Naira. CBN has gone behind ATM, POS, therefore, we are going to meet the Okada/tricycle union on this policy.
“Paper currency will soon be out of circulation because CBN spent money to print money and people abuse the currency in the market, spraying on occasions, payment of Okada/tricycle and others and CBN is losing”
He said the use of e-Naira was effective, charges free unlike ATM and POS and cannot be hacked by fraudsters.