Nigeria’s Cashless Policy Goes National

Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) cashless policy implementation is now national. The policy, which was introduced in June 2012, is aimed at enhancing convenience by encouraging electronic-based transactions and reducing the amount of hard currency in circulation. Before now, the policy was operational in only major cities/state in Nigeria, including Lagos, Abuja, Abia, Anambra, Kano, Ogun and Rivers.

Are the unbanked Nigerians in rural settlements ready to embrace this fully?

Click here to read “Nigerians Debate Pros and Cons of New Cashless Policy

Jennifer Ehidiamen founded RuralReporters.com in 2014. She is actively exploring the intersection between storytelling, tech and development. She has reported on global health and development issues in Africa for Voice of America (VOA News), Global Press Institute, Ventures Africa, The Nation etc. A 2016 Foreign Press Scholarship award recipient, 2013 Innovative Young Journalist Award recipient, 2013 New Media Fellow for International Reporting Project, and 2010 LEAP Africa Award recipient, Jennifer runs the Rural Reports project with a team spread across different regions in Africa. The news portal is dedicated to covering issues around rural development. Jennifer graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism with a degree in Mass Communication and earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. She has published three books: "In Days to Come" (2004), "Preserve my Saltiness" (2011) and "Half A Loaf And A Bakery" (2013). Jennifer currently serves as a full-time writer and communications consultant. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @Disgeneration

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