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E-PPAN mulls media workshop on digital payment

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The E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria, E-PPAN has perfected plans for its first Annual Media Workshop themed: “Promoting Digital Literacy to Enhance Public Confidence and Financial Inclusion”, TechEconomy.ng can report.

The workshop scheduled for last week in May holds in Lagos. The payment system in Nigeria for the last five years has evolved tremendously and has really become almost an example to what can be done internationally.

The workshop, TechEconomy.ng learnt will also serve as a platform to celebrate the achievements of the payment system which has remained unsung for several years despite the tremendous growth experienced.

According to information on its website, the national workshop is part of the Association’s contributions to the effective growth of the payment system in Nigeria.

To make it a success, E-PPAN is galvanizing and leading the e-payment industry in collaboration with CBN, NIBSS, NITRA and NATCOMS to improve the knowledge and capacity gaps among several media stakeholders at this years’ national workshop.

It is designed to espouse the several media practitioners and channels as a means for continued advocacy for the payment industry to boost public confidence in the adoption of the formal financial system and its technologies.

Presently, the total number of BVN in Nigeria is about 31 million in a country of over 96 million bankable individuals, this is an indication of gaps to fill within the payment ecosystem.

“It is key to reiterate the role of the media which still remains a vital force in building the public panache towards achieving our desirous goal”, E-PPAN said.