MTN Bags CBN Innovation Award again


MTN Bags CBN Innovation Award Again

By Pelumi Olaleye

Dominant operator, MTN Nigeria has bagged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ‘ ‘Telco Partner of the Year’ at the just concluded 2019 Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards.

Organized by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS), in collaboration with the CBN, the annual EPIS was designed to recognise, incentivise, reward and encourage high-performing stakeholders in Nigeria’s payment space, with the objective of driving innovation as well as improving performance and efficiency across the value chain.

Deputy Governor, CBN, Adebisi Shonubi presenting the award of ‘Telco Partner of the Year’ to Snr. Manager, Customer andChannel Management, MTN, Chioma Nwahiri and Obed Esejowho, Segment Manager, MTN at the just-concluded 2019 Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards.

The  award was presented to MTN Nigeria by the Deputy Governor, CBN, Adebisi Shonubi, in appreciation of the ICT company’s outstanding contribution towards the development of innovative payment channels in 2018.

General Manager, Mobile Financial Services, MTN Nigeria, Usoro Usoro said the company was pleased to have been recognised by the apex bank for its immense contributions to government’s cashless policy.

According to Usoro, as a technology company and partner in the development of Nigeria’s economy, MTN will relentlessly continue to innovate and proffer solutions to assist the CBN simplify the country’s payment system, reach the unbanked and underbanked, and enable Nigerians to access a better quality of life.

This award marks the second consecutive year the ICT company will be recognised by the CBN as ‘Telco Partner of the Year,’ adding to the increasing number of accolades received by the telecommunications giant in recent times.

Recalk that in October 2018, MTN Nigeria was named the Telecommunications Company of the Year and received four other laurels including – Social Impact Award, Digital Transformation Award, Customer Experience Award and Telcom CEO of the Year awards at the 2018 Nigerian Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards (NTITA) awards.