By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The famous Bizi Mobile Cashless Consultant firm, and support of Emir of Kano in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has flagged off a five-day agency banking in Kano State.
The event held at the Palace of Emir of Kano, saw His Royal Highness, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II and many prominent stockholders in the banking sector grace the occasion.
In his remarks at the occasion, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II noted that the flag off was timely, considering the fact that Kano has been known as a commercial center in the country, especially as the Northern part of the country has been lagging behind in embracing the cashless system.
He explained that countries like Ghana and Kenya have benefited immensely from this system, adding that you don’t need to carry huge money with you in order to partake in transactions.
The Emir commended the Chairman/CEO Bizi Mobile Cashless Consultant firm, Alhaji Aminu Aminu Bizi for partnering with the CBN’s Cashless Department to flag off the system in the state.
In his remarks, Alhaji Aminu Aminu Bizi said, the whole aim was to bring to the door step and add people to the system especially those at the grassroots level in the state to ease their transactions.
According to him, ”anybody that is willing and interested, the firm will open an account for him as well as issue with a card to enable him withdraw money when the need arises.”
He then thanked the Emir for his support towards the success of the programme, which he noted was because of the love and care that the Emir has for his subjects.
He assured that the programme will also be launched at the 44 local government areas of the state and thanked the Head of CBN branch in the state, Hajiya Bilkisu Mashe Wali for honouring the invitation and wished everyone safety back home.
Hajiya Bilkisu Mashe in her remarks, said CBN was satisfied with the effort and determination of Alhaji Aminu Bizi for sending this message and called on the citizens of the state to embrace the system to benefit from it.
Hundreds of people at the fair showed their interest to cue into the system.
Currently, Bizi Mobile has spread this system to many parts of the country.