The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) said it has made a request to Google to remove 4 loan apps being used for unethical practices from the Play Store. The apps to be removed are Maxi Credit, Here4U, ChaCha, and SoftPay.
The Commission says its investigations revealed that the listed apps are owned by other popular apps that are under investigation for unethical practices and breach of consumer privacy. Specifically, it mentioned Soko Loan as the company behind several other apps being used to circumvent the efforts of the Commission.
Last year August, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) fined Soko Lending Company Limited (Soko Loans) the sum of N10 million for privacy invasion. Soko loan app was subsequently removed from the app store following the request of the FCCPC.