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WorldRemit expands presence in Nigeria with Access Bank partnership

WorldRemit partners Access Bank.

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WorldRemit has expanded its presence in Nigeria, having announced its new partnership with one of Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Access Bank Plc.

In a statement, the digital money transfer service disclosed the partnership that will enable instant money transfers to the accounts of the Access Bank’s customers in Nigeria.

Following the partnership, WorldRemit customers in over 50 countries will now be able to send money to millions of Access Bank accounts directly from their phones.

The new partnership is expected to increase convenience and ease of banking for Access Bank’s customers in Nigeria as well as support the country’s efforts to achieve financial inclusion.

Commenting on the partnership, the Executive Director of Access Bank Plc, Victor Etuokwu was quoted; “It is with great pleasure that Access Bank Plc is partnering  WorldRemit, a reputable global payment service, to provide our customers with secure and reliable international money transfers.”

On his part, the Regional Director of Africa and the Middle East of WorldRemit, Andrew Stewart said WorldRemit is delighted to be partnering with Access Bank who not only have a strong presence in Nigeria but Africa at large.

No fewer than three financial institutions have entered strategic partnership with WorldRemit.

In April, Lebara and WorldRemit entered into a strategic partnership, making WorldRemit the exclusive global money transfer partner of Lebara, including transfers to over 40 African countries.

In June,  WorldRemit joined forces with First Bank of Nigeria Limited. The deal supports WorldRemit’s plan to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets by 2020.

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WorldRemit, in July, reached a partnership agreement with Fidelity Bank for the provision of instant money transfers to all Fidelity Bank accounts in Nigeria.

About WorldRemit

WorldRemit is an online money transfer service that provides international remittance services to expatriates and migrant workers.

The financial service digital model allows customers to complete their transactions in just a few taps from a smartphone. Worldremit customers make more than 1 million transactions every month, using its app or website.

The company was founded in 2010 by Ismail Ahmed, Catherine Wines and Richard Igoe and is backed by venture capital companies, Accel Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV).

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As of December 2017, the company had around 2 million users.

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Famuyiwa Damilare is a trained journalist. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ).Damilare is an innovative and transformational leader with broad-based expertise in journalism and media practice at large. He has explored his proven ability in the areas of reporting, curating and generating contents, creatively establishing social media engagements, and mobile editing of videos. It is safe to say he’s a multimedia journalist.

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COVID-19: Dr Cyprian Ngon is first Nigerian to receive vaccine

Dr Cyprian Ngon has made history by becoming the first Nigeria to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

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Dr Cyprian Ngon has made history by becoming the first Nigeria to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

Dr Ngon led the first set of health workers including Nurse Faith E. Eragbai, Dr. Nuru Joseph and Dr. Thairu Yunusa to receive the vaccine at the flag-off ceremony for COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, which held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the National Hospital Abuja.

 

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Covid-19: First dose of vaccines administered at National Hospital Abuja

National Flag-off Ceremony for COVID-19 Vaccination taking place at the National Hospital Abuja.

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency announced the flag-off ceremony for COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria.

The vaccines were administered at the National Hospital Abuja, in an event chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, and reported by the NPHCDA on social media.

According to reports, one Dr Cyprian Ngon is first to receive the vaccine. He led the first set of health workers including Nurse Faith E. Eragbai, Dr. Nuru Joseph and Dr. Thairu Yunusa to receive the vaccine.

Speaking about the flag-off of the vaccination, the NPHCDA boss, Dr. Faisal Shuaib said: “It’s a momentous occasion today as we administer the first dose to one of our foremost frontline Medical Doctor in the fight against COVID-19.

“Today we are going to be administering the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine to our frontline health workers. The vaccines we are administering today are safe and effective.”

“I salute the commitment of all health workers in saving and ensuring the protection of all Nigerians. This is a novel roll-out and the only authorised source is the Federal Government,” Boss Mustapha said.

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Nairametrics reported that the Federal Government announced the President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, will receive shots of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday to demonstrate vaccine safety to the public.

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