The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has been recognized for the innovative lead undertaken by the CBN in the development of the Central Bank Digital Currency, the eNaira.
Emefiele received the recognition as the Most Innovative Digital Transformation Governor of the Year Award for 2022 by the Foreign Investment Network (FIN).
The award was presented at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC last week.
The event was on the sideline of the Annual Meetings of the IMF/World Bank Group.
Emefiele in his remark dedicated the award to the management and staff of the CBN.
According to him, their creative ideas had led the CBN to receive recognition through its CBDC.
“This award is not just for me, it is meant for all of us who have worked hard in the last eight and half years to keep Nigeria strong. To keep the Nigerian economy strong and going,” he stated.
Emefiele also used the opportunity to canvass for investment in the country.
In his words, “Today, we talk about the frontier market and what I keep telling people is that as you continue thinking about growth opportunities in the world and you are looking at Africa, naturally, you will have to think about some of the big economies in Africa.