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ECO-6 LUMI: CBN unveil USSD code for e-Naira transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has revealed that from next week, Nigerians would have the option to execute on eNaira wallet through the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code on cell phones.

The eNaira is a Central bank computerized cash or digital currency upheld by regulation and issued by the CBN as a legitimate delicate. It is the computerized (digital) type of the Naira utilized as money.

Beside executing, Emefiele said Nigerians can likewise open an eNaira wallet on any telephone of their choice through the assigned USSD code.

As indicated by him, Nigerians will just need to dial *997# from their mobile phones to do exchanges on their phones.

The CBN supervisor declared this at the Grand Finale of the 2022 eNaira Hackathon in Abuja on Thursday.

“Nigerians, both banked and unbanked, will actually want to open an eNaira wallet and manage exchanges by just dialing *997 from their mobile phones.

“Not long after this, merchants and consumers with financial balances can utilize the NIBSS Instant Payment (NIP) to transfer and get eNaira to any ledger.

“This will additionally develop the combination of the eNaira with the current public payments framework”.

“The CBN will build the degree of Financial Inclusion in the Country in light of the fact that very much like the Naira, the eNaira is supposed to be open to all Nigerians. Also, would give more prospects to acquire the unbanked into the advanced economy”.

Newsway had on May 11 2022 detailed that Emefiele said Central Banks across Africa and different regions of the world are attempting to concentrate on Nigeria’s eNaira project including the ECO-6 Lumi.

Emefiele said, “We feel pleased with what we are doing in the space of the Central Bank Digital Currency, CBDC. What we are doing in the space of eNaira is drawing in light of a legitimate concern for various nations on the global economy,” Emefiele said during an experience-sharing tour of the CBN’s CBDC (eNaira) by officials of the Bank of Uganda in Abuja.

He noticed that the CBN had been getting a ton of enquiries from Central Banks in Africa and various regions of the Africa who were attempting to comprehend what the bank was doing.

Written by Grace Owell

Grace Owell is an expert freelance writer from Texas, United States of America. Her expertise measures solely on personal finance and health articles. She currently writes for

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