eNaira App Disappears From Google Play Store 48hrs After Launch


The eNaira application has been yanked off the Google Play Store, 48 hours after the digital currency was launched on Monday.

VANTAGE NEWS had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched the Central Bank digital currency.

The launch meant Nigeria became the first country in Africa to create a Central Bank digital currency (CBDC).

The digital currency which is a digital form of the naira that is hosted in a secured wallet called the eNaira wallet was released by the CBN.

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After its launch, Nigerians as at Wednesday had downloaded the speed wallet for eNaira on Google Play store.

On the eNaira website, the CBN said in a statement that interested individuals can sign-up on the eNaira speed wallet by adding their details as captured during BVN enrollment.

The details include 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,” the statement reads.

On Wednesday evening, however, the eNaira speed wallet could not be downloaded, while the eNaira merchant wallet was available for download.

The CBN has yet to reacted to the development as at the time of filing this report.


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