The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given reasons why the paper currency will soon be out of circulation.
This was made known on Friday by the Delta State Branch Controller of CBN, Godwin Okafor, Naija News reports.
While urging market men and women to sign into the e-Naira, he called on traders to key into the central bank’s e-Naira policy.
He said, “We are here at the market today to sensitise the market people on the use of e-Naira. It is fully backed by CBN, unlike Bitcoin which has no legal backing.”
Also speaking, Dr Aminu Bizi, a consultant of CBN on e-Naira, said Delta was chosen as the second state to sensitise market women on e-Naira after Lagos.
“We are here to sensitise market men and women, shop to shop on the use of e-Naira. CBN has gone behind ATM, POS, therefore, we are going to meet the Okada/tricycle union on this policy.
“Paper currency will soon be out of circulation because CBN spent money to print money and people abuse the currency in the market, spraying at the occasion, payment of Okada/tricycle and others and CBN is losing” she said.
He said the use of e-Naira was effective, charges free unlike ATM and POS and cannot be hacked by fraudsters.