Airtel, Wari partner on financial inclusion project

By Adeyemi Adepetun   |   06 September 2015   |   11:03 pm  
Airtel- image source, itnewsafrica

Airtel- image source, itnewsafrica

Airtel Nigeria is collaborating with payment solution provider- Wari, to provide an innovative payment platform for Nigerians, as part of contributions towards Federal Government’s drive to deepen financial inclusion in the country.

Designed as a convenient and easy-to-use payment solution, Wari allows users to make payment for goods and services, buy airtime, pay bills, deposit cash and make withdrawals within the country or outside.

Wari can also be used to transfer money and remit through accredited agents across Nigeria, and the service is available to anyone irrespective of whether they are account holders or not.

The Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa, described Airtel’s partnership with Wari as a collaboration of two forward-thinking brands, coming together to offer accessible and convenient payment service to millions of Nigerians, helping them carry out their day-to-day transactions seamlessly.

“Wari is designed to meet the needs of Nigerians, including the banked and unbanked; everyone who needs to make or receive payment for goods and services. It also reduces the risk of carrying cash while travelling since you can deposit and withdraw at your destination through Wari agents whether within the country or outside Nigeria,” Newa noted.

In his own remarks, the Country Manager, Wari Nigeria, Damilola Bamiro, said that the partnership will strengthen Wari’s local presence in all the local governments in Nigeria. This strategic plan will greatly increase access to financial services of the various institutions especially to the unbanked”.

According to him, “Wari as an African grown agent network has always ensured the best user experience, taking into consideration all local peculiarities and cultures. This, it has done in its 23 countries of presence”.



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