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Appeal for Nigerians to receive funds via PayPal

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PayPal is one of the widely known global digital payment used by many organizations in  making various financial transactions with individuals. It has proven itself to be reliable and has earned the trust of many. PayPal is open to many countries, including Nigeria, but with a clause -- Nigerians cannot receive money for their services via the platform, because of some alleged fraudulent activities of some Nigerians.Which is true. However there are many honest Nigerians who have been limited by this situation. This petition seeks to appeal to the decision makers at PayPal to enable Nigerians full access to PayPal's features.

Should sincere meaning and hardworking Nigerian entrepreneurs: freelancers, e-commerce business owners, e-book writers and many more, pay for the errors of a particular number? We the honest few deserve a chance. Standing with the many others affected by the situation, I am appealing to Mr.  Dan Schulman to kindly reconsider the decision of baring Nigerians from receiving payment. There is a severe high rate of unemployment in the nation. Youths who are capable and willing to work have limited access to good paying jobs due to numerous factors. The digital world has opened up a great platform for income generation, I believe that every person  ought to be given the chance to utilize this opportunity. It was reported in 2015 by PayPal’s Head of Business Development, sub-Saharan Africa, Malvina Goldfeld, that Nigeria became its second biggest market in Africa, less than one year after formally launching its services in the West African country. She made the revelation to tech news site IT Web Africa, while expressing Web with PayPal’s overwhelming success in Nigeria since it officially launched in July of 2015.

If this is so,  is it not imperative and fair that Nigerians be given the chance of full access?  I do not contend the reasons given for the decision. They are very much understandable. But over the years, the Nigerian banking industry has improved in the effort to uphold secure and transparent money transactions,  for example,the introduction of the BVN, Bank Verification Number. This development is ensuring strict checking of account and detecting fraudulent account operations.

Dear Mr. Schulman please revisit the decision. We have become a global village and for this global village to continually blossom,  the individual villages need to continue evolving and developing. Granting this petition will improve the lives of many Nigerians and create more opportunities to impact our communities.

Kindly consider this passionate appeal.  If I may suggest,  the receiving payment option can be offered to individuals who have concrete proof of legal online business operations: freelancers who have good reviews on freelancing sites like Elance and the likes, E-commerce owners whose products have been recommended by customers,  E-book authors whose books have be positively reviewed and other digital transactions that are confirmed by people.

 I do hope this is given a good consideration and positive response. Thank you for your time in reading this petition.

Fellow Nigerians and global citizens please sign and promote this petition.

Kind regards,

Egwuonwu Precious



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