CBN declares MTN Nigeria ‘Telco Partner of the Year’


MTN Nigeria has been declared the ‘Telco Partner of the Year’ by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, at the just concluded 2019 EPIS Efficiency Awards, held last weekend at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre.

The Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme (EPIS) awards, organized by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS), in collaboration with the CBN, was designed to recognise, incentivise, reward and encourage high-performing stakeholders in the country’s payment space, with the objective of driving innovation as well as improving performance and efficiency across the value chain.

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The award was presented to MTN Nigeria by the Deputy Governor, CBN, Adebisi Shonubi, in appreciation of its outstanding contribution towards the development of innovative payment channels in 2018.

Commenting on the award, General Manager, Mobile Financial Services, MTN Nigeria, Usoro Usoro said the company was pleased to have been recognised by the apex bank for its immense contributions to government’s cashless policy.

“As a technology company and partner in the development of Nigeria’s economy, MTN will relentlessly continue to innovate and proffer solutions to help the CBN simplify the country’s payment system, reach the unbanked and under banked, and enable Nigerians to access a better quality of life,” he assured.

Yetunde Adegoke

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