By Chinasa Afigbo
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has declared MTN Nigeria as the ‘Telco Partner of the Year’ at the just concluded 2019 Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme, EPIS Efficiency Awards.
Organized by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems, NIBSS, in collaboration with the CBN, the annual EPIS was designed to recognise, incentivise, reward and encourage high-performing stakeholders in Nigeria’s payment space, with the objective of driving innovation as well as improving performance and efficiency across the value chain.
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At the event which held weekend at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel, the ‘Telco Partner of the Year’ 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, UsoroUsoro said the company was pleased to have been recognised by the apex bank for its immense contributions to government’s cashless policy.
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He said: “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”.