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Remita, Cellulant partner to improve Nigeria’s payment services

Remita and Cellulant have partnered to deepen financial inclusion by facilitating payments to the federal and state governments and a wide array of billers and merchants in Nigeria.

A statement on Monday said through the partnership, users would also be able to make interbank transfers for personal and business purposes through web and mobile channels as well as at agent locations.

It said the partnership utilised both Remita’s financial technology and Cellulant’s extensive agency network and would empower a larger number of Nigerians with easier means of making payments to Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other billers such as hospitals, educational institutions, electricity companies, water service providers and others on Remita’s large merchants’ base.

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It added that Cellulant customers would now be able to make interbank electronic funds transfers from Cellulant’s web channel, Tingg mobile application, and at any agent location.

Commenting on the partnership, Executive Director, Infrastructure and Payment Gateway, SystemSpecs – providers of Remita, Ezinne Obikile, said it said the company remained committed to driving innovation in the financial ecosystem through collaborations that provide seamless and secure technology to accelerate financial inclusion.

The Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Cellulant Corporation, Bolaji Akinboro, said, “We believe fundamentally that technology is the key to making markets work, accelerating and broadening financial inclusion for all across Africa.

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He said the partnership further enhanced the company’s promise of delivering a unified experience to customers while connecting them to their key needs and things that matter to them irrespective of their location.

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