Etisalat Bags Financial Inclusion Product Award with GTeasySavers

By Uche Peter

Lagos, Nigeria; February 10, 2016: Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications operator, Etisalat, has won the Kalahari Financial Inclusion Product of the Year Award in recognition of its contribution to the growth of the financial sector of the economy through its mobile money product, GTeasysavers. The company was presented with the award recently at the 6th MobileMoneyExpo 2016 held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos, South West Nigeria.

Receiving the award on behalf of Etisalat Nigeria, the company’s Manager for Mobile Financial Services, Oluwaseun Omotosho, expressed his delight at the feat and said the award was an endorsement that the company was going in the right direction.

His words, “GTeasysavers is a joint effort of Etisalat and Guaranty Trust Bank that seeks to make saving and financial inclusion easier for everyone. We are glad to have achieved our objective and hope to expand this across more institutions, thus empowering more people to have access to easy and safe banking.”

Also speaking at the event, Principal Associate, MobileMoneyAfrica, Emmanuel Okoegwale revealed that GTeasysavers beat other 21 entries to the award. “Twenty-two entries were submitted for the best financial inclusion product, and based on specific criteria applied, it was clear that Etisalat and GTBank with GTeasysaver met all the requirements and surpassed expectations in terms of usage, adoption and consideration of customers in product design. We believe it is a great product and it has compelling value for customers. That is why it was selected above other entries,” he said.

Kalahari award is dedicated to acknowledging creativity, commitment and excellence in the digital payments and remittance industry across Africa. They are awarded to organisations that have made significant contributions to the remittance and mobile financial services sector by making services more affordable, available and impacting developments in Africa.