To commemorate the first anniversary of the launch of Africa’s First Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the “eNaira”, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will host a one-day workshop on the progress so far since the introduction of the digital currency.
The Director, Corporate Communications of the CBN, Osita Nwanisobi, who disclosed this in Abuja on Friday said the workshop would be on the theme: “Leveraging Innovation for Inclusive Growth and Development: The eNaira Advantage”
Nwanisobi said the workshop scheduled for Tuesday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos would part of a series of activities lined up to mark the first anniversary of the eNaira.
He said the objectives of the workshop include to review the eNaira implementation journey, one year after; to drive further adoption of the eNaira through public engagement; and to facilitate global policy dialogue on CBDC to promote peer learning and benchmarking.
The Director disclosed that the event would be hosted by the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, while the Ministers of Communication and Digital Economy and Humanitarian Affairs would be speakers at the event.
Other key participants at the event include the Chief Executives of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), members of the Bankers’ Committee, the academia, financial services, and telecommunications regulators, merchants, agents, cooperative groups and technical experts, the entertainment industry, amongst others.
The event would also feature a policy round-table discussion on “Effective Collaboration for National Development (Infrastructure, Interoperability, regulation)” and a panel discussion on “eNaira Adoption for economic growth”