NIGERIA:Glo Energises Pharmacists With Mobile Money

MAY 12,2014.


Nigeria’s National Telecoms Carrier, Globacom is collaborating with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) to promote its mobile money service, which runs on the network’s TextCash platform.

Globacom presented the mobile money service along with its SME Booster at the 2014 Annual Luncheon of the PSN at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos recently.

During the presentation, Globacom’s head of Mobile Money, Mr. Esaie Diei said that  Glo partnered with the PSN to help the Society’s members fast track the process of imbibing the current cash-less policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

He noted that mobile money would help PSN members’ businesses to grow and expand as they use the service platform to transfer money, pay bills, pay customers, receive payments and monitor their businesses or personal accounts.

“Mobile money makes financial transactions easy and quick, real time and truly mobile in a fast moving economic environment like Nigeria,” he said.

In his remarks, head of Public Sector Department, Mr. David Ehikhuemen, said that the SME Booster, which is a Closed User Group (CUG)  product,  allows the user to make unlimited calls free of charge, to anybody that belongs to both his own Closed User Group and any other Close User Group.

“For instance, if Mr. ‘A’ belongs to company ‘X’ SME Booster User Group, he can call all other members of that user group free  of charge and also be able to call any other number free of charge, as long as that number belongs to a Close User Group. All these for a monthly access fee of only N1,000,” he explained. He added that this has significantly widened the opportunities for those who subscribeto any CUG on the Glo network.

The Chairman of PSN, Lagos State branch, Mr.  Olabowale Gbenga, commended Globacom’s initiative in helping its members to expand in their businesses and change the way they do business. He also commended the telecommunication company for supporting this year’s luncheon as sponsor.