A web design company based in Nigeria, CreativityKills, just started a petition on change.org to bring PayPal to Nigeria.

The petition begins like this:

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa and Nigerians that want to take part in online transactions cannot fully use PayPal which is accepted as the only payment method on some websites
This has become a source of frustration for us the Legit people who want to carry out eCommerce online but have no access to this feature. Some have defaulted to hood-winking the PayPal system via proxies, we don’t want to anymore!

The petition goes on further to make a case of how not every Nigerian falls under internet fraudster stereotype and suggests how easily PayPal can partner will local payment services like Interswitch, “which has been carrying out transactions online without any problems”.

Some of us might have our reservations about Interswitch and their payment structures, but it appears these guys might have a strong case. So far, as of this publication, 32 people have already signed the petition. They need only 36 more.  Will you join them?

Muyiwa Matuluko Author

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