The just launched FG’s e-Naira Wallet application has been removed from Google Play Store barely 36 hours after its publication by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), launched the central bank digital currency, called eNaira, on Monday. To access the eNaira, users have to download the ‘speed wallet’, which allows users to conduct transactions with speed and ease. It is the digital storage that holds the eNaira and is held and managed on a distributed ledger.
Recall earlier reported that users rated the application low and made several complaints on the store. As of 05pm on Wednesday when our correspondent visited play store, the eNaira speed wallet had been unpublished. But the eNaira Merchant App, which has considerable positive comments is available for download.
When one of our correspondet visted Apple Store, where the App was rated four of the obtainable five stars, the eNaira wallet is still downloadable. Twenty-four hours after the eNaira App was published over 100, 000 users had downloaded it.Users who had downloaded the application said that they have not been asked to update the 8.76 megabytes application.
The eNaira speed wallet had a rating of 2.0 of the obtainable 5.0 from 2,150 reviews on Playstore as of 5:45pm on Monday as users complained of glitches. Though it is unclear if the App was unpublished by Google because of the poor rating and negative reviews or the offeror – CBN.