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Petition Seeks To Bring PayPal To Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria-based design company CreativityKills, hoping to bring PayPal to Nigeria, recently launched a petition on the website change.org. According to the petition, Nigeria is the largest African country and those individuals in the nation are currently unable to fully use PayPal. On some websites Nigerians wish to access, PayPal is the only form of payment available, the petition said.

“We have the right to carry out online transactions as much as any other country in the world,” the petition read. “Granted, Nigeria is known for internet fraud, but not everyone in Nigeria is a fraud. There are people like us who are talented web developers and gurus. I don’t see why we have to suffer for other peoples actions.”

The petition added that PayPal could partner with existing companies like Interswitch. According to the online statement, the ultimate goal is to “unlock a potential for growth in the Nigerian ecommerce system.”

The statement concluded with: “Sign the petition and let’s work together to bring PayPal services to Nigeria. We deserve a shot, we are tired of being ostracized by PayPal!”

At the time of this publication, there were 162 supporters for the change.org petition, with just 38 more needed to meet the goal.

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