AMMAN, Ecosa partner to bridge knowledge gap among financial inclusion agents
The Association of Mobile Money Agents in Nigeria (AMMAN) in collaboration with Ecosa Hybrid Network organized a capacity building workshop with the aim of bridging the knowledge gap amongst financial inclusion agents and other core stakeholders in the industry in the Northern part of the country.
Victor Olojo, national president, AMMAN, said the workshop became necessary in view low awareness of the association in that part of the country as well as impact skills on agents on agent banking and mobile money,
“The workshop offered training and follow up to execution of new agent network in northern Nigeria especially in Kano state, share funding and product opportunities among participants as well as provide varieties of point of sale terminals (PoS), fund transfer platforms among others for agents to access from the exhibition stand,” he added.
He said that AMMAN also used the opportunity to launch her special agenda for Northern women with the theme ‘Northern Women for Financial Inclusion (NWFI’).
Northern Women for Financial Inclusion is an advocacy programme that seeks to break the barrier of reaching the women in the last mile.
“Core of NWFI is advocacy and job creation for Northern women so as to bridge cultural barrier that deters women from mingling with the general public.
It has been reported that Kano and Gombe states were least states in the financial inclusion ranking in the country,” he said.
He further stated that AMMAN has taken her rightful place in the financial inclusion industry in Nigeria with the workshop.
“We are now the alternative to all other stakeholders, who failed to deliver on the 2020 goal of the CBN of reducing exclusion rate to 20%.
AMMAN has proven to be the most capable and most impactful. Since most banks and MMOs only deploy technologies and interested in profit without taken responsibility of agent training Job creation; AMMAN, through her members are employing jobless youths and empowering women in agent network around the country.
AMMAN is now the only reliable channel of feedbacks on performances of various digital financial services being rolled out. This has helped in raising the efficiency of financial inclusion services in Nigeria. We are also the channel for device pilots for all financial inclusion solutions in Nigeria.