The CHIEF Executive Officer and the Managing Director, Globasure Technologies Limited, Mr Chris Ife, advised stakeholders in the financial sector to embrace the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ’s cash-less policy for national growth and development.
Mr Chris, gave the advice at the ATM & CARD EXPO, that took place recently at Eko Hotel and Suites on 11th – 13th of June, 2013.
Knowing that Some economists and bank customers had earlier expressed dissatisfaction with the implementation of the pilot scheme of the cash-lite policy, which was introduced by the CBN in Lagos.
However, Mr Chris Ife reasoned that the policy would create a solid platform on which the national economy could thrive.
Mr Chris Said that “The CBN is doing a terrific job. Looking at couple of years from now people will realise that what Mallam Lamido Sanusi is doing is a great thing for Nigeria because being cashless is a prerequisite for development. You cannot be carrying cash around and expect efficiency.
“In the UK and United States almost everybody has a bank account to make financial transactions. Going cashless empowers the citizens and gives them ability to pay for goods and services or send money without having to be there physically. What that means is efficiency.”
The MD/CEO said that transactions could be done on customers’ cell phones rather than spending an hour or two going to the bank to withdraw money and depositing in another person’s bank account.
Adding that, “With cashless policy man hour is saved. If you want to withdraw money on the V-Cash, for instance, all you need do is to go to an agent down the road and draw your cash. All Nigerians should embrace it.
“The thinking that the reality of the market situation in developed countries like the UK and America are different is not the issue here. If you don’t start something you don’t realise its potentials and relevance. Those who think going cashless will not work are wrong. They should accept the fact that it will work in spite of the different climes. After all, the GSM is a success story today”. Mr Chris advised.
Finally, Mr Chris Ife, gave an assurance that Globasure is growing a measurably successful business through the development and provision of innovative end-to-end payment solutions and services to the financial sector. With strategic partnership with major EFT POS terminal manufacturers and payment solution providers, coupled with highly skilled and motivated workforce, to provide holistic POS deployment, implementation and support on hardware, software and services.
knowing that the successful deployment and management of EFT POS terminal are the key to improving customer experience and in effect increases adoption of POS usage in Nigeria.
As such Globasure has aimed to position itself at the intersection of the POS manufacturers, the banks/merchants and the end users of POS terminals. The MD/CEO , Mr Chris Ife, added.