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Nigeria: Quickteller to drive financial Inclusion with more agent recruitment

Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services Quickteller Paypoint empowers Nigerians, recruits more agents

Quicktelller PayPoint, a service under Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services, is set to add to its existing customer agent base of over 35,000.

According to Pmnews, Quickteller recently visited several locations in Lagos – Agege, Alimosho, Ikorodu, and Ajah to recruit more Quickteller Paypoint Agents in a market activation drive targeted at cities across Nigeria.

Following the market activation in these four locations, Quickteller is already setting sights on other locations. One of them is Abuja, as it is set to activate in Abuja next week. Through this market activation, Quickteller plans to recruit new agents who will be gainfully engaged and empowered to generate income, provide financial services and grow to empower others subsequently.

The activation also aims to increase digital payment touchpoints for Nigerians, where they can easily carry out regular financial transactions such as bill payments, funds transfer, cash deposits, cash withdrawals, account opening, insurance, airtime recharge, etc.

Commenting on the market activation, Olawale Akanbi, Group Head, Growth Marketing, Merchant and Ecosystem at Interswitch, stated that the ongoing agent recruitment further demonstrates the company’s commitment to enhancing Nigeria’s financial access services.

He added that: “Quickteller Paypoint is designed to empower Nigerians by creating income-generating opportunities for unemployed Nigerians and increase streams of income for employed Nigerians, thereby facilitating business in both the rural and urban parts of Nigeria.

Recruited agents and other potential agents are onboarded by registering on the Quickteller Paypoint platform. The documents required for this registration include;

1. Passport photograph

2. Recent utility bill (electricity, waste, or water bill) that shows location.

3. Valid ID card (National ID, Voter’s card, driver’s license, or international passport)

4. Business registration documents (if business name is CAC registered).

After registration, agents are required to fund their wallets with at least N1000. This qualifies them for a free android POS and starter kit. The starter kit contains free visibility banner, power bank, and daily journal to document transactions.

Nigeria in focus

GDP: $432.294 billion in 2020 compared to $448.12 billion in 2019

Population: 206,139,587 in 2020 compared to 200,963,03 in 2019

GDP per capita: $2,097 in 2020 compared to $2,229 in 2019