By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
As parts of its efforts towards in ensuring that Nigerians, especially Northerners acquire modern bank accounts particularly under Jaiz Bank which gives loans without interest rates, Bizi Mobile Cashless Consultants Limited has partnered with Jaiz Bank and a Northern NGO called Gari ya Waye, which its head office is located in Legos State to open accounts for over two million customers at Jaiz bank.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director Media and Publicity of Bizi Mobile Cashless Consultant Limited, Malam Ibrahim Ibrahim and issued to newsmen in Legos State.
The Chairman and CEO of the company, High Chief Aminu Aminu Bizi who purposely traveled to Legos to discuss with Northern based NGOs both big and small ones in order to explain to them vividly about the benefit of the plan, told them that alongside their immediate families that are based in the Northern part of Nigeria, they could benefit immensely by opening their various accounts with Jaiz Bank to make it easier for them in terms of transactions.
Alhaji Aminu Bizi, who also doubles as the National President of Association of Mobile Money Operator of Nigeria (AMMON), noted that, “What would surprise you is that, there is over two million Northerners that are currently basing in Southern part of Nigeria.
He regretted that out of this figure, over 90 per cent don’t have bank accounts and this has forced them to be sending mobile recharge cards to their families which they sell and use the money for their domestic affairs or through commercial drivers that deliver the money to their immediate families, stressing that this trend must be reversed through opening bank accounts especially with Jaiz Bank.
According to him, the company has succeeded in opening accounts for the men with Lagos branch of Jaiz Bank.
Also Alhaji Aminu Bizi said the company in conjunction with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as well as, Jaiz Bank has concluded plans to sensitize small scale businesses and to open bank accounts for the immediate families of small scale business people based in the North, saying that the occasion is scheduled to hold on May 2, 2019 around 9am in Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.
He said the aim is to educate the immediate families on the importance of opening bank accounts with Jaiz bank so to make it easy for them in terms of banking transactions without necessarily waiting for their husbands to send them recharge cards or through an errand from commercial drivers on daily basis.
Top government officials, traditional rulers bankers are expected to grace the occasion.