Foremost financial institution, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) have entered into a partnership for the establishment of agent banking services at motor parks across the country.
The bank has affirmed that the collaboration with NURTW will bring banking services closer to operators of commercial vehicles at various parks in the country.
Shehu Aliyu, FirstBank’s Regional Head who represented the bank’s Deputy Managing Director, Gbenga Shobo, speaking at the official commencement of the First Bank Agent Banking NURTW Partnership programme at Jabi Park, Abuja, said; “A lot of business activities take place in motor parks. This is one of the reasons why FirstBank decided to bring banking services to the parks, the initiative will enable operators in the parks to save more money.”
“Commercial motor parks in Nigeria are a beehive of activities, both economically and socially. So, we are bringing banking services to operators in these commercial bus parks, which will enable drivers to save more money.”
“As a result, we are introducing the Driver Savings Account, which comes with a lot of benefits that will, of course, encourage drivers to save and earn more. So, we urge drivers to take advantage of this opportunity.”
“The bank is pleased to partner with the NURTW and the agent banking services is being inaugurated simultaneously in six parks across the country. We are commencing agent banking business in motor parks in partnership with the NURTW, and this will take place in six locations simultaneously. With this initiative, a commuter or user of any of these parks will be able to open an account instantly at the parks.”
“People can now make cash deposits instantly at parks and drivers too can deposit the money they collect from passengers immediately at the parks instead of travelling long distances with it. This initiative will also protect people from the risk of carrying money around. The bank is starting with about six agent pilot schemes and the plan is to cover all the motor parks nationwide.”