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Exposed: How Nigerian Government funded development of Crowwe app deleted by Google

A report has surfaced revealing how the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 sent millions of naira to the account of IPI Solutions, a software engineering firm that developed the Crowwe app led by Adamu Garba.

Crowwe is a micro-blogging platform that was intended to rival social media giants, Twitter, in Nigeria.

Garba had also touted the platform as the replacement for Twitter following the Federal Government’s ban on the company’s operations in Nigeria.

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Peoples Gazette reportedly obtained bank documents that carried a transfer of funds from the Central Bank of Nigeria to IPI Solutions on May 21, 2019.

The CBN had transferred the sum of N136.8m to the company.

Meanwhile, despite the FG ban on Twitter, the Crowwe platform has failed to appeal to Nigerians on the scale projected by Garba.

The application, riddled with bugs, has been reprimanded by social media users as shoddy and inadequate.

Crowwe app was removed from Google Play Store a week after the Twitter ban following a barrage of complaints from users.

Peoples Gazette reported that although the Presidency has failed to comment on the discovery, Garba has admitted to obtaining funds from the government.

The former presidential aspirant, however, said that it was for an intervention project that the company did for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

He said, “We do projects and receive payments from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“I think it (the N136.8m) is (for) a project we did for the EFCC.”


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