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e-Payment Summit praised for moving e-payment in Nigeria a notch higher

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The ‘E-payment for Government Summit 2014’ held last week in Abuja has received praise for motivation e-payment providers in Nigeria to online payment in the country to “the next level.”

Representing eTranzact, Sullivan Akala, who is the Executive Director of the company, said: “This is a summit we particularly look forward to each year sinceit has provided an avenue for key stakeholders to come together and set agendas that would truly move e-payment in Nigeria to the next level.

“Every year at this summit, eTranzact has had several things to celebrate and even more this year as we have been working hard on different projects that will truly help to achieve the different e- payment goals we have as a nation.”

The event sees an annual gathering of different stakeholders from the federal government, state governments and other government agencies coming together to design a roadmap for the e-payments sector in Nigeria.

In its third edition and organized by the e-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria, it had in attendance several other e-payment providers such as Interswitch, Citiserve, Unified payments, and Nibbs, NimC.

This years’ event was themed “Increasing Government Revenue Generation Using E—Payment Services” and issues discussed ranged from ways to drive the adoption of mobile money, enabling e-payments for the National Housing fund, to the payments side to the national identity card scheme and the role of government in payments.

eTranzact International PLC is Nigeria’s first award winning multi-application and multi-channel electronic transaction switching and payment processing system. It provides e-payment services for the Nigerian Police force, PHCN and several other government agencies. It also powers e-payment for the National Housing fund.

The e-payment for Government Summit 2014 was held last week at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre in Abuja, Nigeria.

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