Google and Verve Partner to Empower Nigerians on Play Store

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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In a groundbreaking collaboration, Google has joined forces with Verve, Africa’s largest domestic card scheme, to enhance digital transactions on the Google Play Store for Nigerians. From today, Nigerians can seamlessly use their Verve cards to make purchases on the platform, bolstering Nigeria’s digital ecosystem.

Under this new arrangement, Google will process Verve transactions within Nigeria, using Nigerian Naira (NG) as the currency. This enables any Nigerian with an Android device and a Verve card to enjoy a streamlined method for purchasing on the Google Play Store.

Anthea Crawford, Head of Retail and Payment Partnerships at Google Play, expressed excitement about this partnership, stating that it expands Google Play’s accessibility for more Nigerians. By introducing local payments with Verve cards, this collaboration marks a significant milestone, allowing more Nigerians to participate in the app economy and access the apps they need.

Vincent Ogbunude, Managing Director of Verve International, shared his thoughts on the partnership, emphasizing that it aligns with Verve’s vision of promoting financial inclusion. The integration with Google Play represents a notable stride in bringing digital content and services closer to Verve cardholders, bridging the digital divide.

To utilize their Verve cards on Google Play, users can simply follow easy steps: open the Play Store, select the desired app, click “Buy,” and input the Verve card details when prompted. Alternatively, they can log in to with their Gmail account, navigate to “Payment Methods,” select “Add Payment Method,” enter Verve card details, and save. Afterward, they can return to the Play Store to make purchases, with payments charged automatically.

This dynamic partnership not only simplifies payment processes for Google Play Store apps and services but also contributes significantly to fostering a more inclusive digital environment for Nigerians.

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