9Payment Service Bank (9PSB), Nigeria’s digital payment service bank focused on financial literacy and inclusion, in partnership with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has taken its financial literacy and empowerment programmes to the residents of Alimosho, Ikorodu and Badagry Local Government Areas of Lagos State.
The initiative is aimed at enlightening and equipping the participants with the required basic financial knowledge skills and leveraging technology to grow their businesses. This reflects the shared commitment of both organisations to drive economic empowerment through job and wealth creation in the state.
Speaking at the event, a representative of the Head of Sales and Distribution at 9PSB, Oladimeji Saka, said, ‘’We have taken this strategic step to bring to you this training and empowerment programme to equip you with the right digital and financial know-how that will immensely help you manage your financial resources daily, be a personal business owner and perhaps expand your small business with the Bank9ja Agent banking services.
“Apart from our agent banking, we have introduced a significant change, an innovation known as micro-payment into our banking services. 9PSB is the first bank to bring this on board. As our business partners, every transaction you make at your point will be part of your revenue. ‘’We cannot be everywhere rendering services to customers that are spread across every nook and cranny of the country. We must have business partnerships with people like you to help serve customers located at different centres by opening accounts, facilitating payments frequently on daily basis thereby earning a certain percentage of income on every transaction completed. This will therefore aggregate to a huge amount of income at the end of the month for every agent who is consistently rendering services to customers,” Saka remarked.
This is the first in the series of empowerment programmes earmarked by the two institutions – 9PSB and LSETF – scheduled to take place across the twenty local government areas in the state over a period of five months, as part of the strategic partnership entered recently. Hundreds of participants signed up and have been onboarded on the Bank9ja Agent banking network and are now proud business owners selling 9PSB products and services such as account openings, bill payment, cash withdrawals, transfers, and others.