Lex interviews Alisa Chinedu of Remita – a payment solution platform that helps individuals and businesses make and receive payments, pay bills, and manage their finances; making it key to supporting the Nigerian payments and fintech ecosystem.
Discussing the company’s role in enhancing the Nigerian fintech ecosystem, Alisa delves into Remita’s functionality, strategic corporate partnerships, and its integral position in commerce and e-commerce.
The discussion then proceeds to analyze Nigeria’s banking system’s dynamics and mobile banking’s significance, focusing on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).
The conversation touches on the economic implications of COVID-19, the transition to digital currency, and the intricacies of eNaira, Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
They discuss Remita’s role in eNaira’s adoption, the application of CBDC in social services, and the banking sector’s perspective on CBDC.
The interview concludes with a future-oriented exploration of eNaira’s adoption, market penetration, and the multichannel approach to CBDC distribution.