By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gumel, Alhaji Ahmed Muhammad Sani, has expressed happiness with the partnership between Jaiz Bank and the Bizi Mobile Cashless to engage people of the area in cashless transactions on behalf of the bank.
The Emir who made the commendation when he received the bank’s delegation in his palace, also hailed the decision of the bank towards opening branches in Gumel Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
According to him, “I, the Emirate and my subjects are very grateful with the Chairman/CEO of Bizi Mobile Limited, Alhaji Aminu Bizi, for his tireless efforts of empowering my subjects through agency banking. Bizi Mobile was the first in the history of the area that brought this positive development to our people.”
Alhaji Ahmed also thanked the management of the bank for choosing to partner with Bizi mobile, saying that the Emirate is ready to render its contributions so that the partnership would be a success when the need arises.
Earlier in his remarks, the MD/CEO of Jaiz Bank, Malam Hassan Usman, told the Emir that he and his team were in Gumel to honour the invitation of Alhaji Aminu Bizi towards opening a small and medium enterprise (SME) in Kangarwa town of the state as well as, signing a MoU on agency banking between Bizi mobile and Jaiz Bank as part of an effort to minimize jobless people in the area through agency banking.
Hassan noted that they were satisfied with the commitment of Bizi Mobile for opening various branches across the country especially in the Northern part, saying, that drew their attention to enter into the partnership with Bizi Mobile in carrying out agency banking.
Also speaking, Alhaji Aminu Bizi, thanked the Emir and described him as a father who always wants to see the success of his children, adding, that “today, we have entered a partnership with Jaiz Bank to empower your subjects on agency banking, especially considering the lack of banks in rural areas of the state which is a major setback.”
Bizi pointed out that the cashless banking will ease difficulties among salaries earners and other businesses in the area.