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Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by EcoBrick: 4:50pm On May 26, 2021
The CBN governor asks bandits to embrace Anchors Borrowers Programme.

By Oladeinde Olawoyin May 26, 2021

Nigeria will soon create its digital currency, the Central Bank of Nigeria said Tuesday as the bank continues to face questions over its ban on cryptocurrency transactions in the country.

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, said this while addressing journalists after a two-day meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee in Abuja.

He said the idea of a digital currency would soon become a reality in the country, and that the central bank has already set up its committee, which is working on the concept.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the MPC on Tuesday retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 11.5 per cent, voted to maintain the asymmetric corridor of +100/-700 basis points around the MPR, retained the Cash Reserve Ratio at 27.5 per cent, and left the Liquidity Ratio at 30 per cent.

Mr Emefiele appealed to bandits and others involved in criminal activities across Nigeria to drop their arms and embrace the apex bank’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). He said those involved in criminality can be more productive by embracing the apex bank’s scheme.

“If you want an economy to grow, the level of insecurity must be low because if there is a high level of insecurity like what we see today, the economy will suffer,” Mr Emefiele said, adding that there is a connection between security and economic growth.

“I, therefore, would like to appeal to our brothers, who decide that they want to live in bushes and forests, that they should please, begin to retreat, drop their arms and come and embrace the anchor borrowers’ programme,” he said.

“If they do so, it will help them; if they choose not to do so, they will be confronted by the security as this battle continues.

“I am optimistic before the end of the year that the security challenges confronting the country will substantially abate.”

Mr Emefiele said that “almost the whole of N300 billion has now been disbursed” from the bank’s facility designed to provide succor to households and SMEs affected by the harsh impact of the pandemic.

Nigeria exited recession in the last quarter of 2020, amid the disruption brought on the global economy by the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, Mr Emefiele said that even though the economy had exited recession, economic recovery was still fragile. He explained that there was a need for monetary authorities to consolidate on all measures taken to tackle inflation and grow output.

Commenting on the Creative Industry Financing Initiative, the CBN boss said the apex bank has disbursed N3.19 billion to 341 beneficiaries across movie production, movie distribution, music and software development.

The CBN governor also explained the need for collaboration with Nigerians abroad, through the issuance of diaspora bonds targeted at sundry infrastructure projects.

Even though Nigeria’s public debt stock was currently high, he said the MPC opined that project-specific diaspora bond issues could conveniently pay itself back without imposing a burden on government fiscal position.

This, he said, will boost foreign exchange supply and ease exchange rate pressure.

Responding to questions about cryptocurrency, the CBN governor reiterated that it has no place in the Nigerian financial system.

When asked whether the CBN had been vindicated following the crash of cryptocurrency in recent weeks, Mr Emefiele said the CBN investigated and found out that a substantial percentage of Nigerians are involved in cryptocurrency.


“Don’t get me wrong, some may be legitimate but I dare say most are illegitimate and I will corroborate that,” he said.

“Under cryptocurrency and bitcoin, Nigeria comes second right? But in the global size of the economy, Nigeria comes 27th.

“So do you think that there is some correlation? You think those countries whose economies are second and 26th will allow you to grow your cryptocurrency business to second position, if what is inside is a big deal that is going to profit everybody?” he asked.


Mr Emefiele spoke about the volatility of the cryptocurrency market, citing how Tesla boss, Elon Musk, tweeted that he was going to invest about $1.5 billion in crypto and the rates went to the highest roof.

“And he then tweeted again and raised a fee concerns and the thing plunged,” the CBN governor said.

“Elon Musk had himself decided that he will no longer deal in cryptos. And so if a man who felt it was good suddenly decides to say it’s no longer good and then you…don’t forget, those who invented crypto said it is encrypted.

“When they say it’s encrypted, it means that whatever is happening between me and you is only know to the two of us. And you know what? In case I defraud you because it is encrypted, you can’t even disclose my name and you can’t even get your money back.”


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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Angbakpa(m): 4:57pm On May 26, 2021
Evil chuckling in Titan's Voice(shadow fight 2).

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by UnknownGunMan: 5:00pm On May 26, 2021
You haven't been able to manage physical fiat money and you want to create digital currency? Pfft, bunch of dreamers.

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by bishopkay: 5:03pm On May 26, 2021
Sakamaje
Clowns who couldn't hold a fücking fiat currency, want to churn out a crypto! Hahaha

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Dduceso: 5:04pm On May 26, 2021
Ok
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by inoki247: 5:04pm On May 26, 2021
We already have one Manual currency na

CowToCurrency

maybe na the digital version dey load now where by you invest in Cow online...

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Pierocash(m): 5:23pm On May 26, 2021
That will be worse for Nigeria.

This criminals in power we intensify their looting using the e-currency.

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by lampvoice: 5:27pm On May 26, 2021
What are you saying Mr Goddie

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by BigSarah(f): 5:30pm On May 26, 2021
Lol, awa main currency what's it like?
Just wanna start unnecessary drama
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Simplyleo: 5:33pm On May 26, 2021
inoki247:
We already have one Manual currency na

CowToCurrency

maybe na the digital version dey load now where by you invest in Cow online...
So from the article, this is just what you could figure out?

It is possible you know nothing about the write up, but that is not out of place. You should have waited for educated members to make comments, then you read their comments and learn.

Now, you have used a very important space for this nonsense, how will they make comment for you to read and learn?

Mods, pls delete this rubbish from homepage.

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Deborah98(f): 5:33pm On May 26, 2021
This man is always quick to bring up new policies and soon the die off. Giving him a brain resetting slap will do asweargahd... Always talking rubbish read elsewhere his colleague in efcc said we don't need bank accounts as how now Tell me how? Address the pressings issues they won't na to dey bring up things that will stress out the already stressed populace.

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by illicit(m): 5:41pm On May 26, 2021
I laugh in Digitalese


grin

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Itzteewhy(m): 5:58pm On May 26, 2021
Chai Nigeria are suffering and yet you are willing to give bandit money.

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Hollawaley(m): 5:58pm On May 26, 2021
Zoo coin?

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by oluwasegun007(m): 5:58pm On May 26, 2021
We major on the minor and minor on the major....


That's how we roll. undecided

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Dexpro: 5:59pm On May 26, 2021
Bunch of clowns
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Nobody: 5:59pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Nobody: 5:59pm On May 26, 2021
This country is a joke

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Adams011(m): 5:59pm On May 26, 2021
We no go use ham
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by fourboys: 5:59pm On May 26, 2021
Anything to move us forward
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by DennisEche(m): 5:59pm On May 26, 2021
Ifahear.... Bribery fuckingh country
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Muhylonaire007: 5:59pm On May 26, 2021
grin grin grin grin grin If I invest in it make I turn cow!
Una wey your currency dey nosedive na im go come succeed for crypto?
This man is very confused and is not intelligent at all.


grin grin grin grin grin grin na one morning you go wake up hear say they have used the crypto buy cow for repentant Boko haram. Very foolish CBN governor

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by potbelly(m): 5:59pm On May 26, 2021
Square pegs in round holes... smh

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by atobs4real(m): 6:00pm On May 26, 2021
Igba yin laaro to arugbo tin sukun omo.
Nonsense people. Too backward
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by iLegendd(m): 6:00pm On May 26, 2021
It will still be as terrible as the country. N-MMM should be the name.

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by NaijaOlosho(f): 6:00pm On May 26, 2021
grin grin
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by InaNla(f): 6:00pm On May 26, 2021
Ordinary campaign promises, this government can not deliver.

National airline they cannot achieve in 6 years and now this BOGUS LIE.


Yeye fowls!

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by tendyjohn(m): 6:00pm On May 26, 2021
You limited cryptocurrency use in Nigeria because of this?

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by katlynf73: 6:00pm On May 26, 2021
grin
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Eriokanmi: 6:00pm On May 26, 2021
grin grin. Funny guys
Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Coldshisha: 6:00pm On May 26, 2021
grin


Eleribu ni bobo yii sha

They just see us like goats... Who in his right mental frame of mind would buy Nigerian cryptocyrrency backed by Nigerian naira

Crypto currency must have peer to peer acceptance in almost every country Atleast US , Germany and China, so who will accept Nigerian cryptocyrrency when they see us as criminals

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Re: Nigeria Will Soon Create Digital Currency — CBN by Akpuobi1: 6:01pm On May 26, 2021
Cowtocurreny

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