PocketMoni partners Imo state government
MOBILE money flagship brand of eTranzact, PocketMoni, has successfully trained an initial batch of 1000 youths, under its FinTech Emerging Entrepreneur Programme (FEEP).
The training session, which was held at Owerri, comprised over 1000 participants from the Owerri, Okigwe and Orlu axis of the state.
This development was under the auspices of a partnership with Iwuanyanwu Foundation and Imo State Ministry of Technology Development, with support from Imo State Ministry of Youth and Social Development.
The governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, who was represented by his deputy, Gerald Irona, said the free training was part of the governor’s agenda on human capital and technological development to equip the people of Imo to acquire the required skill set and permit to start their own mobile money business.
On his part, the MD/CEO of eTranzact International Plc, Niyi Toluwalope, said this partnership is in line with the Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF) initiative to deepen financial inclusion nationwide. In his words, “eTranzact is committed to empowering the youths through our flagship mobile money brand PocketMoni. We believe in the vision of the governor of Imo State Nigeria and Iwuanyanwu Foundation, that is why we have embarked on this partnership.”
Similarly, Chairman of Iwuanyanwu Foundation, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, noted that they were out to check unemployment in the state as such, the aim is to assist students whose parents and families are unable to finance their education in the development of infrastructure and endowments.
Beneficiaries expressed their appreciation. One of the students, Humphrey Eke, expressed his gratitude to the Ihedioha and the organisers of the training.