The Central Bank of Nigeria has promised to safeguard Nigerians in the unbanked, underserved and country regions as it intends to update the naira.
In a statement signed by the CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, the apex bank said that it had been collaborating with relevant agencies and other stakeholders in the financial system to ensure that vulnerable citizens were not disenfranchised.
The bank said that some advancement had been as there had been expanded cash stores across banks and other monetary foundations.
The statement read, “The CBN remains committed to the seamless implementation of the initiative to ensure the achievement of its objectives to preserve the integrity of the local legal tender by reducing the significant amount of cash outside the banking system and its use in criminal activities, curtail counterfeiting, and promote financial inclusion, amongst others.
“Whilst noting the progressive increase in financial access points and alternative banking channels over the years (electronic/internet banking, mobile apps, ATM, Cards/PoS, eNaira, agent banking, etc.), the Bank acknowledges that these may not be evenly distributed across all geopolitical zones and in some rural areas.