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Firm partners CBN, others to sensitise Lagos residents on e-Naira adoption

By Sulaimon Salau
18 December 2022   |   3:17 am
To ensure that Lagos residents move along with global trends in technology, a stakeholder meeting was held during the week to sensitise the populace on the need to adopt the e-Naira, which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently introduced. At the stakeholders’ Consultative Forum, themed: “E-Naira Adoption and Digital Economy for Market Merchants and…

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To ensure that Lagos residents move along with global trends in technology, a stakeholder meeting was held during the week to sensitise the populace on the need to adopt the e-Naira, which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently introduced.

At the stakeholders’ Consultative Forum, themed: “E-Naira Adoption and Digital Economy for Market Merchants and SMEs,” which was organised by Jordan 105.5 FM, in collaboration with Lagos Island-East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer, Jordan 105.5 FM, Lanre Johnson, said that: “There was an urgent need to sensitise our people in Lagos Island East LCDA on the need for them to adopt e-Naira in the digital economy because we believe that this is what will make our people move to the next level.”

Johnson noted that there is an urgent need for every trader to adopt e-Naira and technology, adding: “If you are a merchant and you are not in the digital space, you will be missing a lot. There’s a need for them to imbibe the e-Naira, it’s so important considering the new CBN policy that is coming in.” 

He said that considering “the opportunities and the innovation, we have to promote and ensure that our people’s lives are made better and their businesses move seamlessly. That’s why we are dealing with the LCDA and the CBN.”

Chijioke Orah of the Information Technology Department (ITD), who represented the CBN, said that the event was a result of the need to push for the cashless policy, as well as to see how knowledgeable people are about the e-Naira.

Orah said: “It is very easy and reliable. E-Naira gives the user an avenue to create a better alternative without paying bank charges, enabling them to do seamless transfers within Nigeria and other countries.”
He said that with e-naira, the user does not pay any bank charges and gets a five per cent discount, adding that “A promo in that regard is ongoing.”

The Deputy Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman of Lagos Island-East LCDA, Adekunle Bashorun, said that the significance of the event is to sensitize the people reaching out to marketers, artisans, mechanics, traders and other stakeholders to intimate and inform them about the advantages of the e-Naira platform.

He said that with the cashless policy of the CBN that is coming on board very soon, “We need to key into the e-Naira because it will enable seamless transactions within the market and with their customers also.”

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