The Central Bank of Nigeria eNaira Adoption Team, on Tuesday, October 26, 2022, held a sensitization and onboarding exercise on the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), eNaira, at the University of Lagos.
Thereafter, they were registered and onboarded.
Earlier in the day, the team led by the Director, Information Technology Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mrs. Rakiya Mohammed paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, at his office on the 11th Floor of the Senate House.
During the visit, the Vice-Chancellor welcomed the team and gave a rundown on some of the achievements of the University. He wished them a successful exercise.
In response, Mrs. Rakiya Mohammed thanked the University management for the warm welcome, and extended the greetings of the CBN Governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele. She disclosed that the University of Lagos was selected as the pioneer institution for the onboarding exercise because UNILAG is a progressive and innovation-driven university. She stated that if the process is carried out successfully at UNILAG, then it can be successfully replicated across the country.
It will be recalled that the e-Naira was formerly launched by President Muhammad Buhari, GCFR on October 25, 2021, with the slogan, “Same Naira, More Possibilities”.