Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Airtel, Wari collaborate on payment solution to Nigerians


Airtel Nigeria and  Wari, a payment solution company with  presence in 23 African countries are collaborating to offer accessible and convenient payment service to millions of Nigerians, helping them carry out their day-to-day transactions seamlessly, ITRealms reports.

Designed as a convenient and easy-to-use payment solution, Wari allows users to make payment for goods and services, buy airtime, pay bills, deposit cash and make withdrawals within the country or outside.  

According to information reaching ITRealms, the solution can also be used to transfer money and remit through accredited agents across Nigeria, and the service is available to anyone irrespective of whether they are account holders or not. 

Speaking on the innovative service, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa said “Wari is designed to meet the needs of Nigerians, including the banked and unbanked; everyone who needs to make or receive payment for goods and services. It also reduces the risk of carrying  cash while travelling since you can deposit and withdraw at your destination through Wari agents whether within the country or outside Nigeria,” Newa noted .
In his own remarks, the Country Manager, Wari Nigeria,  Mr Damilola  Bamiro, ITRealms reports,said, “the partnership will strengthen Wari’s local presence in all the local governments in Nigeria. This strategic plan will greatly increase access to financial services of the various institutions especially to the unbanked”.

He said, “Wari as an African grown agent network has always ensured the best user experience, taking into consideration all local peculiarities and cultures. This, it has done in its 23 countries of presence”.

To start using the Wari, Airtel service, ITRealms informs, subscribers and non-subscribers can visit any designated Wari agent in their locality and request for the services, the agent will then facilitate the specific transaction on behalf of the customer. Both customer and Wari agent will receive alerts as confirmation of the transaction carried out.

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