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ENAIRA SPEED WALLET APP MISSING FROM GOOGLE PLAY STORE

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eNaira Speed Wallet app has been removed from Google Play Store after receiving unfavourable reviews and low ratings less than 48 hours after its takeoff.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, 25th October, launched the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the eNaira. On the evening of Wednesday 27 October, it was discovered that the eNaira Speed Wallet had been removed from Google Play Store. 

The removal was confirmed at 6.00 pm on Wednesday, but the eNaira Merchant App for businesses is still available for download, possibly because it has a few positive reviews. As of 6.30 pm Wednesday, the merchant app had a 2.7 rating on Google Play Store.

Over 10,000 users had downloaded the eNaira Speed Wallet application after its launch on Monday, climbing up to over 100,000 by Wednesday. Those who had downloaded the app before it was removed from Google Play Store have not received any update notifications.

It had a 2.0 rating and 2,150 reviews on Play Store as of Monday, most of those who complained about its many hitches.

When the CBN earlier published its eNaira some time and informed Nigerians that the eNaira is still a “work in process” and a “journey” that needed the input of Nigerians, the thought was that the CBN was going to give itself some time to completely get things right before announcing a new launch date.

One thing that is still uncertain at the time of writing this report is if the eNaira Speed Wallet app was removed by Google at the request of CBN or a response from Google to the bad reviews from customers.

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