OPay launched by Opera software has announced a shutdown of some of its business units to focus only on financial technology services.
Services on OPay such as ORide, its bike hailing service; OMall, its B2C e-commerce app; OTrade, its B2B e-commerce platform; OExpress, its logistics delivery service; and food, its food delivery service, are part of the services reported shutting down.
An official statement from the official twitter account of OPay revealed: “This is largely due to the harsh business conditions which have affected many Nigerian companies during this COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdown and government ban.”
A Statement From OPay. pic.twitter.com/mjvsKle6yH
— OPay (@OPay_NG) July 2, 2020
Lastly, OPay will continue to invest in and grow in the eCommerce space, aligning its customer and business eCommerce units which will continue to operate and grow. We believe a financial platform coupled with goods’ platform will form the future of Nigeria’s technology development.