The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced plans to authorize 10 agent points in all the 774 Local Government Councils and the six Area Councils in Abuja.
This, according to the apex bank, will bring the eNaira to the grassroots population.
As a first step towards that, the CBN has drafted motorcycle and tricycle operators known as okada and Keke-NAPEP in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to be eNaira ambassadors.
They will drive the adoption of the eNaira in far-flung locations across the territory as well as facilitate the awareness of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
Speaking at an awareness campaign organized for the associations of tricycle drivers (Keke-NAPEP) and motorcycle riders (okada) yesterday in Abuja, was the CBN coordinator, technical working committee on eNaira Hajiya Rekiya Mohammed.
She told journalists that the CBN was at the park to explain the “idea, aim, benefits and use of the eNaira application for the everyday transaction to these commercial transport operators”.
Represented by Dr. Khalipha Nuhu, an officer in the information technology department, Mohammed said “we are here to engage the wider community of okada and Keke Napep riders to simplify the application for people to use it and onboard people onto the platform.
“From today, we are going to carry out this sensitization program through all the nooks and crannies of this country until the eNaira is widely accepted.”