Sending Money to Nigeria

As a product of the 1990’s, I definitely remember the television show “Perfect Strangers” and I recall the joy that was on one of the main character’s faces as he saw the Statue of Liberty. If you have come to the United States from Nigeria like that character, then you definitely realize that this is a land of opportunity. However, that doesn’t change the fact that you still might need to send money home from time to time. How do you go about doing it?

If you are looking for a good way to transfer money to Nigeria, then you would do well to investigate all of your options. For example, you will normally have examples such as PayPal, Western Union, or a Wire Transfer. All of these options have pluses and minuses, and so let’s start with PayPal first.


The biggest problem with PayPal is not that the program isn’t fully operational in Nigeria, because it definitely is. However, one roadblock you are definitely going to encounter is that you just cannot receive money via PayPal in Nigeria. However, one hack you could use would be to simply go with an address in a neighboring country. Of course, if you want to stay on the up-and-up, there are other options you should consider. If you insist on going with PayPal, you will set up in the same way that it is always set up. You will fill out your name, account type, and email and create a password using the PayPal Nigeria website address. You should also strongly consider linking your bank and credit card if you insist on using PayPal. However, yet again do keep in mind that there are better ways of receiving money in Nigeria than with PayPal.

Wire Transfer

Another option that you could go with to send money to Nigeria would be through wire transfer. You normally can do this through several easy steps. The first step would be to simply select the type of service that you want. You can either transfer the money to the recipient’s bank account, or you could top it up on their airtime. Be aware that any decent wire service will be sure to show you all of their fees totally up front. Make sure that you tell the wire transfer service that you want the money to go to Nigeria, and then you will have the option to send it via your debit card or your ACH service. After that, you’re all set! Your recipient will have their money in just minutes.

Western Union

As long as you are willing to pay the necessary fees, there are also plenty of options for you to send money to Nigeria via Western Union. For example, you can send it via and it will arrive in Nigeria in a matter of minutes. You can transfer money to Nigeria from your app, or you can even do it in person at a Western Union location. Either way