One very important thing that cannot be taken away from the operations of businesses is partnership. Paga has further stressed this fact by their most recent partnership, even after a report was released that they have more outreach than all the banks in Nigeria combined.
This partnership will see NIPOST offices across the country turned into robust financial services centres, providing financial services to virtually all Nigerians in a more accessible location
Customers will be at liberty to deposit and withdraw funds from bank accounts and mobile money wallets, pay utility bills, and purchase airtime recharge for all telecom networks at post offices in their communities.
“Our work with NIPOST is simply one of several big steps that we are leading the industry in taking, to bring financial services to all communities in Nigeria. The rollout has been on-going since the beginning of 2016, and we are very encouraged by the outcomes so far,” were the words of Jay Alabraba, Paga co-founder and director of business development.
“There is a post office location within reasonable distance of almost every community in the country today, so we see an opportunity for NIPOST to play a leading role in enhancing financial inclusion for the betterment of Nigeria.” this was according to General Manager Financial Service, NIPOST, Mr. B.M Mukhtar.
As at this present moment, just 49 NIPOST offices in several states across the country – 23 in Lagos; 16 in Abuja; 8 in Rivers ; and one each in Bayelsa & Bauchi – have started offering the Paga services. It is envisaged that more post offices, and services including savings and loans products, will be added as time goes on.
I think I share in Paga’s dream of financial inclusion for all, and I must also note that they are going about it the very right way. Ride on paga.