Major telecoms service provider, Globacom, has rounded off Town Hall trainings for prospective Glo Xchange agents with sessions in Sokoto, Katsina, Ekiti and Ebonyi States, bringing the total number of agents recruited nationwide to over two thousand five hundred.
The last batch of training sessions held over the weekend were attended by enthusiastic prospective agents who thronged the various sessions for capacity building lectures on how to function as Glo Xchange mobile money agents as well as mode of operation and how the agents can start the business in their locality.
A cross section of participants commended the Glo Xchange network designed to bring mobile money services to the end users, especially unbanked Nigerians, describing it as a veritable platform to tackle unemployment.
Olaigbe Temitope of M5 Direct Limited who spoke from the Ado-Ekiti centre of the town hall meetings said that the project was good for Nigeria's cashless policy as it would make business transaction much easier while Ogunsakin Ganiyu of Lemissco Communications, Iyin road, Basiri, Ado-Ekiti opined that the Glo Xchange scheme would simplify money transfer.
From Sokoto, Alhaji Abdul Malik of Sokoto South Local Government said, “with Glo Xchange the issue of filling bank tellers and several kilometres’ trip to banks from our various villages will become a thing of the past”.
Mallam Yusuf Maidama of Tangaza Local Government Area, Sokoto enthused, “My old parents in the village will no longer be worried about how to get money from banks which are located several kilometres away. I also will not have to join long queues to send money to my suppliers to buy my wares”.
At the Grace Court Hotel, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Akwa Okorie from Ishiagu said Glo Xchange “… will help make monetary transaction easier, especially in rural areas while Aja Godspower from Afikpo concurred that it will ease the problems associated with unavailability of financial institutions in the rural areas”.
Ezeugo Jennifer from Nkaleke in Abakaliki called it the most “thoughtful financial and business platform innovation of 2014. This will not only simplify financial transactions but will also go a long way to make business transactions much easier,” she enthused.
The Glo Xchange mobile money platform is a collaboration with four licenced mobile money operators including Ecobank, Zenith, Stanbic IBTC and FirstMonie which has the unique advantage of servicing the about 140 million unbanked Nigerians who may however be part of the 129million telephone subscribers in the country.