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Count on Western Union when you need to send money fast. Your Receiver can pick up the money at any participating Agent location in Nigeria. Your money is generally availabile for pickup within minutes.*



* Funds generally available in minutes subject to terms and conditions of service, including Agent location hours and differences in time zones.


 

 

 

Restrictions and Special Notes


Sending from Nigeria:

  • Transactions above $10,000 US dollars or local equivalent must be reported to Central Bank of Nigeria.
  • Sending transactions is only allowed within the country (not outside Nigeria).

Receiving in Nigeria:

  • Transactions above $10,000 US dollars or local equivalent must be reported to Central Bank of Nigeria.
  • Receivers must present correct Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).
  • Receivers must present a valid ID.
  • Pay without ID on the Test Question alone is forbidden in Nigeria.
  • US dollar payments in Nigeria are available at no charge to the receiver:

    • - First Bank of Nigeria PLC (all locations)
    • - Zenith International Bank (all locations)
    • - Wema Bank (all locations)
    • - Standard Trust Bank (all locations)
    • - Oceanic Bank International (limited locations)
    • - Ecobank Nigeria PLC (limited locations)
    • - Intercontinental Bank PLC (limited locations)
    • - Guarantee Trust Bank (limited locations)
    • - AllStates Trust Bank (limited locations)
    • - NBM Bank (limited locations)


  • U.S. dollar payouts are subject to availability.
  • If sufficient US currency is not available, payout may be made both in US dollars and Nigerian Naira using Western exchange rate at the time of payment.
  • For additional details on locations or cities offering US dollar payouts please contact:

    • - First Bank of Nigeria PLC,
      +234 1 266 4247 or 264 04 98
    • - Oceanic Bank International,
      +234 1 270 5036
    • - Ecobank Nigeria PLC,
      +234 1 818 55 49 or 270 13 21
    • - Intercontinental Bank PLC,
      +234 1 262 29 63 or 262 30 14
    • - Zenith International Bank,
      +234 1 270 07 41 or 270 07 42
    • - Guarantee Trust Bank PLC,
      +234 1 262 26 80 or 480 43 98
    • - WEMA Bank,
      +234 1 461 32 78
    • - Standard Trust Bank at
      +234 1 461 6645
    • - AllStates Trust Bank at
      +234 1 461 84 56 or 461 84 26
    • - NBM Bank at
      +234 1 270 49 79


  • US dollar payment is available in the following cities:

    • - Aba
    • - Abakaliki
    • - Abeokuta
    • - Abuja
    • - Akure
    • - Alaba
    • - Apapa
    • - Asaba
    • - Awka
    • - Benin City
    • - Calabar
    • - Eket
    • - Enugu
    • - Ibadan
    • - Idumagbo
    • - Ikeja
    • - Ilorin
    • - Ilupeju
    • - Jos
    • - Kaduna
    • - Kano
    • - Lagos
    • - Lekki/Ajah
    • - Maiduguri
    • - Mushin
    • - Nnewi
    • - Onitsha
    • - Otta
    • - Owerri
    • - Port Harcourt
    • - Shomolu
    • - Trade Fair
    • - Ughelli
    • - Uyo
    • - Victoria Island
    • - Warri
    • - Yenegoa

General Information:

  • Money transfers sent to Nigeria must include a Test Question.