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Ecobank Visits 11 Tertiary Schools To Drive Financial Inclusion



Ecobank Nigeria said it has visited 11 tertiary institutions across Nigeria to continue to drive the benefit of its digital banking proposition targeted at the youth and the young at heart. The initiative called ‘The Ecobank Xpress Campus Storm’ which kickedoff at Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu campus has journeyed through 11 campuses including University of Lagos, Yaba College of Technology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, among others. Mr. Ikechukwu Kalu, head, consumer marketing, Ecobank Nigeria said “It has been a rich and rewarding engagement with youths in the campuses we have visited. The excitement and energy level have been indescribable. We have seen massive turnout at the different activations and high level of adoption including Xpress Account opening and banking transactions on campus via the Xpress Points (Agency Banking Agents).

“Thousands of students who have embraced the bank’s digital products are able to achieve easy transfer of funds, cardless withdrawals at ATMs and the consummation of other banking activities using their mobile phones,” he said. Kalu stated that the campus activation project which is still in its first phase has taken officials of the bank to 11 tertiary institutions across Nigeria. He further affirmed that “the Campus Storm avails students of tertiary institutions the opportunity to open the Ecobank Xpress account, a digital account that requires no documentation, minimum balance or paperwork. It is simply opened by downloading the Ecobank Mobile app or using the USSD code, *326#.”