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Wema Bank Launches Solar-Powered Mobile Branch

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Wema Bank Plc. has gone a step further in making banking convenient for its customers and Nigerians in general by launching a new mobile branch “Wema Bank on Wheels” that will be accessible to everyone in all parts of the country.

The new truck where normal branch services are offered is also fitted with two automated teller machines (ATM), and is powered by solar energy, a feature that won it IBU 2016 Award’s Most Innovative Product.

“At Wema Bank, we are committed to making banking as convenient as it can be for our customers, and we achieve this using technology, while adhering to global best practices,” says Damola Bolodeoku, head of eBusiness at Wema Bank.

“We are taking banking services to Nigerians, no matter where they are. Being an environmentally responsible company, our mobile branch is powered by solar energy; a first in the banking industry,” Bolodeoku enthused.

Banks around the world have often used mobile banking vehicles as a cost effective service delivery channel as competition becomes stiffer and every financial institution strive to provide their customers with the latest technology-driven services.

“Although, we have been considering the use of mobile branches to enable us exploit its many benefits, the recent closure of our branch in Abule Egba due to road construction activities by the Lagos State government fast-tracked the process,” says Kemi Aina, who heads Customer Service Management at Wema Bank.

Aina emphasized the bank’s commitment to excellent service delivery and noted that “for everyone we (Wema Bank) have not been able to reach through our internet banking, mobile banking or USSD banking services; Wema Bank is on wheels and it is coming to you wherever you may be.”

Already, Wema Bank’s new mobile branch has started generating good reviews.

“Wema Bank’s mobile branch is solar-powered; no bank has done this in the Nigerian banking industry, and this makes Wema Bank on Wheels the most innovative product of 2016,” says Tope Dare, Head, Infrastructure Business Unit at Inlaks, a Lagos-based information technology company.

One of the major benefits Wema Bank would seek to derive from its new mobile branch is its ability to provide a visible banking presence with a lower facility cost, especially in underserved markets.

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  1. Mackson Wakama

    January 18, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Impressive concept!

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BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting

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BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting
BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting

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Three Nigerian television broadcasting media houses have been fined a sum of nine million Naira (N9,000,000) by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC over the coverage of the nationwide #EndSARS protest against police brutality.

Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV were each awarded an N3m fine over “unprofessional coverage” of the EndSARS protests across the nation.

Also Read: NASS Will Secure Justice For Police Brutality Victims, Ensure Five-Point Demands Are Implemented – Lawan

The declaration was announced during a press conference on Monday, October 26 at the federal capital territory, Abuja, by the acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.

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Shehu Sani Reacts As FG Considers Giving Electricity To Chad

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme
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Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has described the plan of the Federal Government to export electricity to Chad as absurd.

In a report circulated by PUNCH, it is believed that the federal government is considering supplying electricity to the Republic of Chad following a recent request by the neighboring country.

This follows a statement by the government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria that a meeting was held last week to discuss the possibilities of connecting the neighboring country.

Also Read: Nigerians Reacts As FG Considers Giving Electricity To Chad

The report has led to widespread condemnation of the government by Nigerians, querying how a country that doesn’t have stable electricity plans to export the little it generates.

Reacting to the report, the former lawmaker wrote:

“The idea of the FG exporting electricity to Chad in the midst of our ‘national darkness’ is absurd.”

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NASS Will Secure Justice For Police Brutality Victims, Ensure Five-Point Demands Are Implemented – Lawan

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SARS has been disbanded, no need to continue the protest – Senate President, Lawan
NASS Will Secure Justice For Police Brutality Victims, Ensure Five-Point Demands Are Implemented – Lawan

Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has assured that the National Assembly will get justice for victims of police brutality.

Lawan said the legislature will collaborate with the executive to ensure that rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are probed.

The lawmaker, in a statement on Monday, noted that the government has shown a commitment to implement the five-point demands of the #EndSARS protesters.

“I want to seize this opportunity to re-assure our youths that the National Assembly will collaborate with the Executive to ensure justice for victims of misconduct and rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

“In the same vein, to discourage impunity, we will insist that the perpetrators of the alleged abuses be prosecuted and sanctioned as appropriate.”

Also Read: Lekki Toll Gate Future Proceeds Should Go To Victims Of Police Brutality: Tinubu

He condoled with the victims of the reprehensible violence and criminality witnessed in the last few days in many parts of the country.

“I send my condolences to the families of our security and law enforcement agents who have made the supreme sacrifices in the course of their service to their fatherland.

He, however, condemned the arson, violence, and looting in several parts of the country.

“I also call for a thorough investigation of every criminal act that we have witnessed in the past few weeks with a view to bringing to justice all those elements who have so callously destroyed public and private property”.

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