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Betway supports operators with fintech POS

By Kehinde Olatunji
13 May 2023   |   3:39 am
Nigeria’s premium online and gaming brand, Betway, has supported 10 Fintech Points Of Sale (POS) operators in Lagos State with solar-powered kiosks to aid their businesses.

Middle, Marketing Manager ,Betway,Adedotun Adepegba presenting specialised kiosk to entrepreneurs in Lagos as part of Betway CSR

Nigeria’s premium online and gaming brand, Betway, has supported 10 Fintech Points Of Sale (POS) operators in Lagos State with solar-powered kiosks to aid their businesses.
The presentation, which was held in Lagos, according to the sports betting firm, would enable the beneficiaries to conduct their transactions with ease and provide an enhanced customer experience.
Speaking at the event, Chief Operations Officer for Betway in Nigeria, Otunba Kunle Olamuyiwa, said the gesture was part of the company’s commitment to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Nigeria, adding that the kiosks are weatherproof and can withstand harsh environmental conditions, making them suitable for use in any location.

He said: “We understand the pain these POS operators go through daily owing to the power situation in the country and their lean business capital that makes acquiring a power-generating set a difficult necessity for most of them. The solar-powered kiosks are equipped with a solar panel and inverter to ensure that the Fintech POS operators have access to reliable and efficient power supply.
“We are committed to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Our focus is on empowering these businesses to thrive and contribute to the growth of the economy.

The solar-powered kiosks will help these Fintech POS operators to operate more efficiently and serve their customers better.”
Otunba Olamuyiwa further said that many of the POS operators do not have good kiosks or shops to do their businesses, with many of them operating under umbrellas and at the mercy of the weather.

Excited, the beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to Betway for the support, noting that the kiosks would improve their businesses and enable them to provide better services to their customers.
They also commended the betting company for its commitment to supporting small businesses in Nigeria.
Larry, one of the beneficiaries and a Polytechnic graduate, who went into the POS business because he could not secure employment on graduating from the higher institution, said: “I am still in shock, and I have not yet fully realised the fact that I now have a state-of-the-art kiosk to do my business. I saw the video requesting that any POS operator in Lagos, who is in need of one should indicate so on Betway’s Twitter handle, and I immediately took the step of faith and asked my friends to support me so I could be selected. I am indeed grateful to Betway for this support.”
Dotun Adepegba, Marketing Manager for Betway in Nigeria, said the initiative is in line with Betway’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts to support the development of small businesses in Nigeria.
According to him, the company is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of people in the communities where they operate.
“We did not stop at giving the beneficiaries kiosks to enhance their businesses, we also ensured that they passed through a short financial training programme that will allow them run their businesses profitably,” he said.