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BREAKING – CBN releases eNaira Regulatory Guidelines(Details Here)

BREAKING – CBN releases eNaira Regulatory Guidelines

BREAKING – CBN releases eNaira Regulatory Guidelines (Details Here)

The Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN ) has today October 25, 2021 released eNaira regulatory guidelines via its official website. Excerpts from the document was obtained by Techscoops as can be found below.


Regulatory guidelines on the eNaira

The Central Bank of Nigeria, under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act 2007 and the
Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020, is empowered to issue legal tender currency, ensure financial system stability and promote the development of electronic payments system. The Bank, in furtherance of these mandates, hereby issues the following Guidelines for the operation of the eNaira.

The eNaira is the digital form of the Fiat currency (Naira), issued by the CBN in line with
Section 19 of the CBN Act.

It is a direct liability of the CBN, a legal tender and will form part of the currency-in-circulation. The eNaira will complement cash as a less costly, more efficient, generally acceptable, safe and trusted means of payment and store of value.

Additionally, it will improve monetary policy effectiveness, enhance government’s capacity to deploy targeted social interventions, provide alternative less costly channel for collection of government revenue and cost remittances through formal channels.

The Guidelines seek to provide simplicity in the operation of the eNaira, encourage
general acceptability and use, promote low cost of transactions, drive financial inclusion while minimizing inherent risks of disintermediation or any negative impact on the financial

According to the statement signed by CBN’s Director of Financial Policy and Regulation, Chibuzo. A. Efobi, the eNaira regulatory guidelines take effect from today October 25, 2021.

Download the full version of the Enaira regulatory guidelines here.