By Chuks Emele
Leading Nigerian payments company Paystack said it’s now accepting Apple Pay, the payments wallet that’s enabled in devices made by Apple Inc., the maker of iPhone and iPad.
“Businesses have long been able to accept international card payments with Paystack, but this integration allows Nigerian businesses to access millions of Apple Pay users in the 60+ countries where Apple Pay is supported, including the USA, UK, and Canada,” Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo, Paystack’s product marketer said a blog post on the company’s website. “In Nigeria, Paystack is the first payment gateway to support Apple Pay.”
Only users paying Nigerian merchants from outside the country will be able to use Apple Pay according to Jogbojogbo.
Paystack, which was founded by two young Nigerians in 2016 has grown to become one of the foremost payment providers in the country of more than 200 million people. It was acquired last year by U.S. payments giant Stripe for 200 million dollars as part of its African expansion plan.