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eNaira: ‘Very Bad App, Not User Friendly’ — Nigerians Slam CBN’s Digital Currency Platform

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has officially launched the digitized version of the Nigerian naira called eNaira, along with a mobile applicati...

The Central Bank of Nigeria has officially launched the digitized version of the Nigerian naira called eNaira, along with a mobile application.

The app, which is available to download on the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store, has begun to receive mixed reviews from users.

Our reporter tried to create an account on the official ‘eNaira Speed Wallet’ app but encountered some problems.

After providing all the necessary information and tapping sign up, a message popped up and hindered the registration process.

The message read “We have encountered a problem with the BVN validation service, please try again later. Service timed out.”

This reporter also noticed that the date of birth calendar available on the app stops at January 2003, which implies that the minimum sign up age is 18.

However, limiting the calendar to January 2003 means that anyone born between February and December 2003, who are either already 18 or will turn 18 later this year, cannot sign up and use the app.

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