The recently released eNaira is gaining traction, with over 488,000 downloads from over 160 countries to date.
According to the data recorded, the hunger for the eNaira is outstanding, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, which announced this on Friday, November 12, 2021.
The Bank said:
“So far, we have onboarded over 488,000 consumer wallets and about 78,000 merchant wallets; with these downloads occurring in over 160 countries (per Google Playstore and Apple Store data).
“We have also recorded almost 17,000 transactions amounting to over N62m with the average transaction being about $9.3 each.
These numbers suggest the adoption rate has been excellent.”
As a result, the CBN has urged Nigerians to embrace the eNaira as a more trustworthy currency than cryptocurrencies.