The Chairman of Rivers State Civil Society Organisation Enafaa Georgewill has described as embarrassing how Google has deleted the e-naira App from its page, few days into its launch by the federal government.
When asked to proffer solution to the hike of commodities in Nigeria, the social activist called on state governments to invest more in agriculture and storage facilities.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had launched Nigeria’s digital currency at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
The digital currency was billed to be unveiled on October 1 but was shifted due to other activities slated for the Independence Day celebration.
In announcing the launch of the e-Naira, the CBN stated that the product, which was put together following many years of research, will advance the boundaries of payments system in order to make financial transactions easier.
The apex bank further said that the launch of the digital currency is a major step forward in the evolution of money and vowed to ensure that the e-Naira, like the physical Naira, is accessible by everyone.
According to the CBN, the e-Naira is not just another CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency); the platform is said to be a people-oriented digital currency leveraging technology to connect individuals and businesses for easy trading and financial inclusion.
The apex bank said it pushed the boundaries, bridged gaps, and told actual humane stories in the process of making the platform.
“We are the foremost audience-centric digital currency brandishing a face,” the CBN noted on the e-Naira official website.
According to the CBN, the objective is to see eNaira enable households and businesses to make fast, efficient, and reliable payments, while benefiting from a resilient, innovative, inclusive, and competitive payment system.