By OSa okhomina, Yenagoa
From now to April 2018, no fewer than two million jobs would be created by Bizi Mobile Cashless Agency, thereby reducing the swelling number of unemployed in the society.
Chairman/CEO Bizi Mobile Cashless Agency, Alhaji Aminu Bizi stated this while briefing newsmen at the New Nigerian Newspapers premises in Kaduna yesterday.
“With agency banking, I am assuring that from now to between March and April next year, we would create a minimum of two million jobs,” he said.
According to him, already, several are benefiting from agency banking courtesy of Bizi Mobile, with representatives scattered across the 774 local government areas of the country.
He said that because of the profitability of agency banking, several graduates have quit their jobs to become agents under him.
“I am urging Nigerians to take advantage of this new technology to earn a decent living for themselves,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that becoming an agent does not require much capital, as someone with as little as N5,000 in his account can do business as an agent banker.
“You can become a banker in your community. A tea seller can become an agent. A recharge card seller can become an agent. Once you have a kiosk, you can use the premises for agency banking,” he stressed.
Aminu Bizi said that currently, he is running a scheme, that has seen to the employment of female orphans in Kano and 130 are already benefitting, adding that he has concluded plans to expand the scheme to other states.
He explained that if the sacked teachers in Kaduna had knowledge of agency banking, they would have taken advantage of it to establish themselves and would discover that more money can be earned.