The Central Bank of Nigeria has said it is ready to partner with the National Youth Service Corps on the use of internet money for Corps Members.
The Deputy Director, Information Technology Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Habib Yusuf, stated this today when led some staff of the apex bank on a courtesy visit to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Maitama, Abuja.
He added that the e-naira, which is the first of it’s kind in Africa encompasses digital wallets which would allow onboarding of many users and off-line payments for goods and services.
He added that the electronic platform would also offer it’s users the opportunity of many innovations with ease.
In her response, the Acting Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Mrs Christy lfeyinwa Uba commended the CBN for the innovation. She said the Scheme is ready for collaborations that would make the service year memorable for the Corps Members. Uba however added that NYSC Management would consider the request from the CBN.