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eNaira Deleted From Google Play Store After Several Complaints

eNaira app
eNaira app

Barely three days after its launch, CBN newly introduced eNaira Wallet application has been removed from Google Play

However, the app is currently available on the Apple app store with 2.6 over 5 ratings.

The digital currency has two applications, which are eNaira speed wallet and eNaira merchant wallet.

On Monday, the two apps were rolled out on the Google play store and the Apple store.

The eNaira was developed by the fintech company, Bitt, which was also responsible for the creation of CBDC in some East Caribbean countries.

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At the launch on Monday, the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, boasted that 500 million eNaira ($1.21 million) has already been minted.

Meanwhile, a notice on the eNaira website explained how the currency and the wallet would work.

It read: “Get Ready With Your Accurate BVN Data For Your Hitch-Free Enrolment.

“To sign-up on the eNaira speed wallet, you would be required to input the following details exactly as captured during your BVN enrollment.

“First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, State of Origin, and Email.

“Your banks are waiting to assist you in validating and updating your BVN details to ensure seamless enrolment to the eNaira platform.”

However, negative reactions have trailed the launch of the app as many users complained of several issues, ranging from the inability to link their Bank Verification number, to getting a verification email.

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As of this noon, the app had only gained 1.9 stars out of 5 stars preview.

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Also, in the review section, many Nigerians expressed their displeasure.

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, in a conference at the beginning of the month, promised that the country would start digital Naira currency.

Emefiele said the eNaira would operate as a wallet through which customers could hold existing funds in their bank accounts, and that this would accelerate financial inclusion and enable cheaper and faster remittance inflows. √

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