eNaira attracts 78,000 merchants from 160 countries

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says the recently launched eNaira has attracted 78,000 merchants from over 160 countries.

In a telephone chat with Bloomberg, CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, said the adoption of the eNaira has been “excellent.”

“More than 488,000 people have downloaded the consumer walled – that’s needed to transact eNaira – while about 78,000 merchants from more than 160 countries have enrolled,” he stated.

He further stated that about N62 million worth of the virtual currency had been traded since it was introduced.

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