The African Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR) has described the decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce a digital currency, eNaira, from October 1 as a welcome development.
The acting director of operations and programmes development of ACJHR, Bridget Akpeh, made the position of the center known in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.
Akpeh noted that the introduction of digital currency will open the door for more inclusive economic participation in the country.
She said, “This decision by the CBN led by its Governor, Godwin Emefiele, is a right decision in this digital age.
Meanwhile, the Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) is excited over the emergence of eNaira from October 1, 2021.
A statement by the acting speaker Arewa youth Assembly,Tahir Muhammad Azare said the youth group is delighted by the purposeful leadership being given the CBN by its governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele.
He said “we are happy that ahead of the launch of the digital currency, its site is already alive since Monday.
“This is indeed an exciting time for the nation and its economy.
“We urge all well-meaning Nigerians to support the various laudable initiatives of the Emefiele-led CBN aimed at repositioning the nation’s economy.